Meet our Guest:
Traci is an Army spouse of 21 years, a wellness coach, a certified occupational therapy assistant, mom to 2 teenage girls, and a crazy weim! She has battled PTSD, depression, and anxiety during her husband’s time in service. She strongly believes that families need to be more involved in the transition process and awareness needs to be made of the challenges facing our generation after 20 years of war.
In this episode, Traci Conner joins Jen to delve into the crucial role communication plays in maintaining a successful marriage during times of transition. Traci graciously shares her own personal journey, highlighting how effective communication has been the cornerstone of her 21-year marriage, both during their military life and now as they navigate a transition from military life.
During their conversation, Traci also sheds light on the challenges their children faced when it came to their own identities amidst the changes their family was experiencing. By fostering an environment of open dialogue within their family, including their children, the Conner family was able to collaboratively develop a five-year plan and select a new home location that suited their needs. Traci offers insights into her exploration of resources available to military spouses and emphasizes the value of connecting with peers who have successfully navigated similar transitions as a source of guidance and support.