My husband is in the Army National Guard, he just left for Basic and AIT and will be gone for around 16 weeks. We have a 15 month old daughter and another little girl due on Christmas. He just left yesterday and I already feel extremely lonely, I can't seem to get a grip. And this is just the National Guard, I dont know what I am going to do if he decides he like the military life and wants to do it full time. I don't see how military families do it. My husband is my best friend and I have never gone this long without talking to him,I want him home so badly. Does this get any easier, because right now I really don't think I can do this. Any advice or past experiances would be greatly appreciated.
Answer by Tickledtrauma at 12:20 AM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by crazypink at 8:05 PM on Sep. 16, 2009
Well you can either deal with it or you can't. There are a lot of marriages that do not last in the military life. You have to learn how to do EVERYTHING on your own a lot of the times. Being away from your DH is hard. But you just learn how to deal with it. Is your marriage worth waiting for him to come home to you? If the answer is yes. Then you just "suck it up" and deal with him being away. My DH is RETIRE Army, did his 20. But there was a lot of times he was gone. My marriage was worth waiting for. Some women just can't deal with it.
Answer by louise2 at 8:10 PM on Sep. 16, 2009
Answer by outstandingLove at 8:36 PM on Sep. 16, 2009
My husband has been in the Navy for 6 years and we have been married over 5 of those years. Its a hard life at times, and some people aren't cut out for it. But don't give up on the second day. Its a huge adjustment, and it takes time. Just keep yourself busy and keep in mind that every day that passes is one more closer to him coming home. Stay busy, get involved in different things. The busier you are the faster this time will go. I know 15 weeks seems like forever right now, but in the grand scheme of things its really not that bad.
Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 8:51 PM on Sep. 16, 2009
Answer by michaux at 12:17 AM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by alw06tchs at 12:03 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
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