Friends and Deployment

I don’t know about everyone else, but when people (civilians or new military wives) ask how I get through a deployment, my answer is ‘Friends’. I think family is great if you have a supportive and healthy one, but friends are what really do it for me. Especially early in the deployment, I made a […]

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Is it Easier to Leave or Be Left?

Deployments come faster and faster. Home, away, home again, and away again. I knew I couldn’t be the only one wondering if it’s really harder to be the one leaving or the one who is being left. I began a mission to find out. When I asked soldiers and their spouses which is harder, leaving […]

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Out of empathy?

Do you ever get the feeling that people are just out of empathy? The first deployment my family and my husband’s family called me almost every day. Now, I’d be lucky to hear from them once a month unless I call. I do call my mama every day but honestly – it never seems as […]

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