I wrote to four guys during Desert Storm when I was in college, so 20 years ago. One ended up living the next town over and we wrote several letters. He was young but married with a couple kids. He shared stuff he wouldn't share with his wife. I think I was the "safe" person with whom he could discuss his fears. I'm married now (since 1998). I wonder how the wives feel about strangers writing to their loved ones. With all four fellows, I think I was a sounding board but also a person to try to support or comfort them.
Have you ladies done this? Is this a good thing?
...and btw, I'd have written to either male or females. Just happened that it turned out to be the boys.
Other than writing my husband, no. However, if someone had of wrote my husband it wouldn't have bothered me. I know that there were things that my husband kept from me. It's been 5 years since he last deployed and I know that there are things that he still hasn't told me. A year after he came home, he had a medal/award mailed to him with papers of the incident. Not once did he ever let on that the incident happened.
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