How do I console my military wife?
Showing your support for the military spouse in your life
- Call and check in.
- Send a card.
- Offer to take the kids for a night, if you live close enough.
- Make a meal or send a gift card to a local restaurant.
- Offer to be a listening ear.
What is a Dependa in training?
‘Dependa’ is a horrible insult mainly used by military spouses to put each other down. Every military spouse is a dependent (unless they are active duty), but to be a dependa infers that someone is useless or stupid.
How do Army Wives make friends?
Making Friends as a New MilSpouse
- Spouse Groups. This can be through the Family Readiness Group (FRG), your spouse’s unit, or maybe a group on Facebook.
- Did someone say book clubs? If you enjoy reading, look into book clubs through your local library.
- Work friends.
Why do most military wives not work?
In a large Rand study, two-thirds of spouses interviewed felt that the military had a negative effect on career. Frequent moves, absence of the service member, cost of child care vs. wages, and employer bias were the most frequently cited reasons for this problem.
What’s a MilSO?
Let’s start at the beginning: The word MilSO stands for “military significant other.” While that could include military spouses, it typically means someone who is in a relationship with a service member: girlfriends, boyfriends, fiancés, and fiancées are all milsos.
Is being a military spouse lonely?
Being a military spouse can be a lonely life. Once I was able to admit that the loneliness I was feeling was a real, valid emotion, my life began to change. I felt empowered to tell loneliness to take a hike. Doing so made loneliness feel more than a default fact of life.
Is it hard being an army wife?
The life of a military spouse is undeniably challenging. Being away from your partner for months or years at a time, assuming the role of a single parent, trying to balance a career while moving so often – all of these realities of military life can take its toll.