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Military Life Stress: Does the Past Cloud the Present?

Occasionally, I’ll come across a quote that stops me. This one by Yung Pueblo did just that: “Ask yourself: Is this how I actually feel or is this my emotional history trying to recreate the past?” Wow, right? How many times have you told yourself that this time is going to be different? You mentally prepare for the sixth deployment. You get all your checklists lined up for your ninth PCS. A last-minute TDY ain’t

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Community

Who Encourages the Seasoned Military Spouses?

At some point, after juggling multiple challenges of military life, relocating your family, re-starting your career, and navigating a lot of time apart from your spouse, you’ve gained invaluable experience and become a seasoned spouse. On the one hand, for some, there’s a badge of honor that comes with being a seasoned spouse. You have interesting stories to share. You have learned your own strength and coping mechanisms, and you know how to navigate military

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Finding the right kind of support is often the key to thriving in military life. In our community stories, we're tackling what's easy and what's hard about finding your tribe.

Mom& Son

In military life, solo-parenting is just a known reality. And often military life complicates our role as parents as we relocate. In these parenting stories, we're offering tips and tricks for how to navigate mil life as a rockstar mom or dad.

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Deployments challenge us each and every time. No two deployments are the same and often we thrive best when reminded that our emotions, our challenges, are shared. This is what we do with out deployment stories.

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A strong military marriage is such an inspiring thing to observe. It isn't easy. But it is possible. In our marriage stories we tackle tough topics and offer insightful perspectives on what matters and even what doesn't.

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Talking about what makes military life hard is a cornerstone of our self-care stories. Not because we want to dwell in the hardships, but because we know that giving hardship a voice is also how we give away its power over us. And how we thrive.

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Resume gaps. Abandoned careers. Degrees unfinished or unused. These are all norms we grapple with with often. In these employment stories, we're talking about the emotions behind employment as a mil spouse.

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