The more I watch online military groups and Facebook pages, the more I am convinced that some military spouses want certain topics censored. In other words if it relates to military spouses or if it’s a challenging topic posted by a military spouse then it shouldn’t be discussed according to some. We’re always told that two topics to avoid discussing (because they are touchy) are politics and religion. These days I barely want to tell anyone I let my kids eat McDonald’s on the rare occasion.
Here are 5 topics that you dare not bring up on a military spouse “support” page.
Don’t ever share that you (the spouse) aren’t happy in your military marriage or that you’re having a human moment. “He’s serving our country for pete’s sake, so how could you not be happy with him”?
Don’t ask what day we get paid because maybe there was a holiday and the dates are off. This might get you called a typical “dependa” who is trying to steal her spouse’s paycheck. Never mind that you might just be trying to make sure you pay bills on time, send a care package , or take care of your family’s finances. You know those responsible things that spouses have to do?
I agree! The truth is nobody cares what your spouse’s rank is.
The TV Show Army Wives (Or Any Show)
Until this day I’m a huge fan of the now cancelled Lifetime series “Army Wives”. “Army Wives” helped me get through an entire deployment and I even got to interview some of the cast back in 2013. However the last thing you want to do in a group of military spouses is dare to make a comparison that this show could remotely relate to military life. You will be chewed, gnarled , and spit out like a cheap piece of 5¢ gum those loses it’s flavor in under a minute. I guess this is because military wives don’t fight, we don’t argue , we don’t have marriage problems, and we don’t go through deployments. Doctors however do everything you see in Grey’s Anatomy and detectives do everything you see in Law & Order.
Admit That You Make Mistakes As a Mom
Because we are all perfect moms and we should never make mistakes.
Share topics that you notice are becoming taboo in military spouse support communities?
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