Prepare Yourself and Your Spouse for Military Retirement
Article originally published on Independent.com For “old school” folks, who like paper calendars, 2023 might bring something new and important – a special date, circled, stared, hearted, or otherwise celebrated on the family calendar. It is the date of our Service Member’s transition or retirement from military service. A date when you stop being an active-duty […]
Rebuilding Your Sanctuary In a New Home
I left my favorite shelves behind when we moved across the country. They were clean, smooth shelves that perfectly fit the space between the two windows in my craft room. They held my growing spider plants, leaving plenty of room for their leaves to cascade down. Below the spider plants sat art supplies, journals, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Three Ideas to Improve Your Military Marriage
Military marriages exist in dog years. A five-year military marriage passes in a blink, feeling more like two-and-a-half short years. And yet simultaneously you feel like you’ve learned enough about marriage, about hard, about love, to rival the average 10-year marriage. You experience double the growth in half the time. Thirteen years, seven moves, four […]