She used to hole herself up in the house with her children whenever her husband was deployed.
What if your partner is only aware of what it will be like for the Sailor and not for you?What if the recruiter isn’t giving your partner accurate info?I felt like I was at my wits end and worried about going into a deployment in this state.She simply smiled and said, "Let me give you a piece of advice, honey.We fought about stupid things, things that didn't matter, but for some reason, neither of us were willing to let anything go.
I remember mentioning this to another wife in passing, and how surprised I was that this build-up seemed harder than his first tour.There will be times when you will be sad and miserable with loneliness. Everyone works on salary, which means that they work as many hours and weekends as needed to get the job done.You will have to face problems that are not the type of thing you are used to facing, like in my case finding a dead mouse stuck in my washing machine. How long those hours are and how often they are will depend on your partner’s job and location.My husband and I went a total of two places: Nevada and California, which is where we are from, but that was okay because we were near family.Before my husband deployed to Iraq for the second time, he and I went through a particularly rough patch in our relationship, and found ourselves fighting, literally, all the time.The truth is – not knowing is scarier than the truth and being misled will lead to more trouble in the future. Below is my list and this is a list based on the idea of a Navy Girlfriend becoming a Navy Wife, so keep in mind that certain things like pay, benefits, and college tuition won't apply unless you are married. It’s not just every once in a while that he/she goes away either.