Military Life: The 7 Top Tips for Surviving The Rollercoaster

Military Life: The 7 Top Tips for Surviving The Rollercoaster

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Here is some good advice for BOTH male and female military spouses. I especially like #6...NO drama!


 
 

Sometimes the reality of our lives as a military family resembles a not so fun rollercoaster ride.

Emotionally I feel like I'm a teenager in the midst of puberty, and physically I can't plan anything beyond today because things keep changing. Ahhh but such is the life of this Army wife. And I know I'm not the only one.

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Being Dad

EverettDaughter.jpgNever really thought about that word “dad” until I became one; however, I focus more on it now than ever before. I find that the word “dad” means more to me today because my own father wasn't there for me when I was growing up, and he's still not around, not even for his own granddaughter. Yes, the word “dad” means more to me now than ever. My ability to be a good father comes from more than one source, and the fact that I choose not to be like my old man is a great motivator. My dad left by way of divorce when I was just seven. There was no custody battle and he was given every opportunity to see his children. Yet he still chose not to be around.



 

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