I remember mentioning this to another wife in passing, and how surprised I was that this build-up seemed harder than his first tour.
I felt like I was at my wits end and worried about going into a deployment in this state.
Official Support Groups Even as a girlfriend, you can generally still participate in the family readiness group and receive updates as long as your soldier passes along your contact information to the group.
You can usually attend meetings and events the same as any wife of a soldier would.
If you don’t want to read the rest of this article, there is one surefire way to know if your soldier is fake: If a soldier you’re “dating” online asks you for money for ANY reason, it’s a scam. What he really means is she’s going to be his next victim. He is in a special operations unit and therefore cannot share any information with you.
And he is the one who just happened to find her while he was looking around and decided she’s going to be his future wife.
Your gut tells you that this person is too good to be true and that he should not be asking you for money. If you do think you are being scammed by someone posing as a military member, please report it.
Call someone who can help you figure out why you want to believe this obvious scammer is telling you the truth.
Are there any girlfriends or wives of anyone in the military here?
So we took the opportunity to talk with a few wives, and pick their opalescent brains about their best advice ever.
When it comes to tips about loving a service member, nearly ever wife agreed, that getting yourself moving and keeping yourself occupied were key.
If you do, it'll drive you crazy, because both of you are out of your mind right now." That was the best advice I ever received, and truly one of the major reasons why my husband and I are still (happily) together.
Which got me thinking about how many other pearls of wisdom are floating out there in our military wife community, waiting to be discovered.