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At Macho Spouse, we believe Healthy Military Marriages positively impact the readiness of the active duty female spouse. If you're asking, "How do I avoid becoming a military divorce statistic?" - find some answers here and get some tips on how to develop a healthy military marriage.

 

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When She Comes Home

The following article was written for us by Ann Rayne, we found it very informative and full of solid advice.

When your loved one is away, it can be hard getting used to taking care of everything at home on your own. However, in some cases, their homecoming can be just as stressful as their absence.


| Deployment
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How to be a Happy Military Husband

Wait, you're a stay at home dad? How'd you get on base?" said the hairstylist at the exchange when I responded to her question on what I did for the Air Force. This happens a lot when you're a military husband. You'll get salutes from the gate guards, military discounts that only apply to active duty personnel, and maybe if you're really lucky, the start of a chewing out over haircut and shave regulations by a senior enlisted person. Why? Because our wives make up a small part of the force.


| Marriage
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Video - Importance of Communication Part 1 - The Cornerstone of a Healthy Military Marriage

This video is the first in a multi-part series on communication that features Scott Stanley, PhD. University of Denver, and male spouses from across the nation sharing insight into why it's important for military families to practice good communication skills.

(Interviews with Scott Stanley, PhD., Patrick Donaldson, Glen Mixon, Francis Guerrero, Bill Keller, and Jeremy Hilton.)


| Male Spouse Help
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Video - Importance of Communication Part 3 - Talking Through A Deployment

The third segment of a multi-part series examining the importance of communication within the military family. This video shares some advice on the importance of communicating BEFORE and DURING a deployment. Yes, talking about what you both want to talk about before a deployment begins is one of the most important conversations a military couple can have.


| Male Spouse Help
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Video - Importance of Communication Part 2 - What We Talk About

The second segment of a multi-part series examining the importance of communication within the military family.

The first video helped define WHY it's important to communicate with our spouses, so this video examines WHAT we should talk about. EVERYTHING!


| Male Spouse Help
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How To Avoid Becoming a Military Divorce Statistic

Hey guys, here's some solid marital advice for military spouses from male spouse Eric Gardner. This blog post goes well with our Macho Spouse video series on communication. Thank you NextGen MilSpouse for bringing Eric to our attention!


| Marriage
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Today as a Male Military Spouse - Listen and Laugh

My wife has a bit of a challenge now as she adapts to her new position. I asked her how her day went and she told me. Today as a Male Military Spouse (civilian husband married to a military wife), I learned to Listen and Laugh.

Things I learn as a Civilian Male Military Spouse by Taurus James


| Marriage
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Does anyone have a Military Marriage Map that I can borrow?

Hey! Does anyone have a marriage map that I can borrow? Better yet, does anyone have a military marriage map that I can borrow? (I could sure use a military marriage compass, too, if you have one. But I don't want to press my luck by asking for too much at once. So, I'll wait on the compass.)

I tried "googling" (yeah, that's a word) "marriage map" but Google kept giving me links to "wedding map" instead. Thanks Google, but I don't want to know how to get to Don and Susan's wedding! I want a map that I can use to help my wife and I get to that Happy Marriage Wonderland place that I have been hearing about since we got married!

 


| Marriage
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Today as a Male Military Spouse - Her Support

Learning the support role as a civilian male military spouse (civilian husband married to a military wife) was very, VERY difficult for me. When I look back, I point to my pride and immaturity as major factors in my slow learning and acceptance of the role.


| Marriage
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Man to Man: Bill Keller - Basic Male Military Spouse Advice

Bill Keller is an Air Force male military spouse married to Major General Suzanne Vautrinot. Between Bill and his spouse, they have over 50 years of military life experience and have lived all over the world. We broke or cardinal rule of never divulging a spouse's rank because Bill has had unique opportunities to meet and communicate with many different types of military families that many of us may never have.

Guys (and gals), this man has real military marriage experience.  Listen to some of his insight and learn what it takes to make a happy, healthy marriage in this crazy lifestyle.  


| Man-to-Man Videos
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365 Days/180 Degrees

March 25th 2014, the day I sent Dana off on a seven-month deployment, was a low point in my life. I vividly remember the emptiness and sorrow in my heart as I watched her walk down the jetway, away from her family…away from me.


| Marriage
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Top 5 Ways To Enter The Military As A Husband

Fellow male military spouse and general provocateur, Chris Field, shares his "Top 5 Ways to Enter the Military as a Husband." 


| Marriage
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So You Want To Marry An Active Duty Military Service Member?

This series will answer a few questions about what your getting into as well as what it may be like to be married to a female active duty service member.


| Marriage