When dh deploys I give myself one day to have a pity party (the day he leaves), I don't talk to anyone, I order pizza for dinner, whatever. That's it, the next day it's back to business as usual.
I take a day and then get back out to the routine...
Quoting sahmw2010: During deployments, i am never home. It doesnt feel right with out him. So i spend time at friends or take the kids exploring the state.
Quoting mom2jessnky: When dh deploys I give myself one day to have a pity party (the day he leaves), I don't talk to anyone, I order pizza for dinner, whatever. That's it, the next day it's back to business as usual.
The last deployment pre-kids was harder. After I had DS I was too busy and sleep deprived, my DH deployed when my son was 5 mos and still not sleeping through the night so I was probably still in zombie momma mode. It would be MUCH harder now because DS is 4 and he gets difficult when he doesn't see daddy for just a couple days. I usually did my boohooing in the car on the way home from the base. The first day and bedtime that night is always the hardest. After awhile you get used to it again though. Honestly, I'm not a big social person no matter what so I can't really comment about that. Asking how you are is just trying to show support/concern it might get annoying after awhile but people are just trying to be helpful.
I went back to business as usually pretty much immediately and I never got annoyed when people asked me questions. In fact, I found it really endearing how so many people came out of the woodwork to show how much they cared.
A week or so.
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