Whether you are a part from your significant other for a day, a week, a month, or a year...you are entitled to miss them. If I am your friend, I want you to be able to lean on me. If your husband is gone for a week and mine for a year, it is not a contest and I will not make you feel bad for talking to me about it. Sometimes I think military spouses play the "I have it worse" game, and I hate it.
Being married is not a job. Is it hard work? Absolutely! But I would never say my job is a military spouse. Would you say your job is as an electrician's spouse or an attorney's spouse? Absolutely not! I love my husband, and while parts of this lifestyle are not easy, it is definitely not a job.
It's ok to have your own likes, dislikes, interests, and hobbies. Spouses do not wear any kind of uniform, unless they serve themselves, and whether your husband is higher or lower ranking than mine, I do not care. The first question out of anyone's mouth that I meet on base is something along the lines of "where does your husband work/what does he do/what rank is he." How about asking about me first. I promise I will do the same.
Lastly, I want to thank everyone who puts up with this lifestyle. There are pros, cons, good days, and bad. And while it's not easy, I don't think the answer is picking on other military spouses. We all make our own decisions in life, and it's not fair to say someone is right or wrong whether they work or don't work, live off or on base, or love or hate the military lifestyle. As women (and some men), we need to work together and lift up others in a time of need; not tear them down.
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