Ann Rayne shares advice on what the male military spouse can do to help with reintegrating after a deployment.
Be flexible. This journey is like Yoga: flexibility and a willingness to improvise are required to make it through to the end.
I don't practice Yoga, but I respect those who do. Flexibility is the first thing I think of when I think of the practice and Strength is a close second.
This journey as a civilian male military spouse requires flexibility. I heard someone say that, "If you can't be flexible, you will be irritable." I agree, and I have encountered many military spouses who resembled that remark.
You can (and should) plan for everything. Just be willing to improvise.
When I meet a military couple that has completed the military life journey, I recognize and respect the flexibility and strength they demonstrated to make it through to the end.
What's your best tip for a new civilian male military spouse? Let's chat in the comments!
Grace and Peace!
Taurus James is the 2016 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Taurus is a 20-year civilian male military spouse and stay-at-home-dad. He is also a minister and composer of Moody Instrumental Music. Taurus is a professional IT Consultant and Web Developer, and he built and maintains the Machospouse.com website for free. Find out more about Taurus through his blog: