It’s hard to be an army wife. That is definitely for sure. This is because you are in a long distance relationship with the added pressure of the fear that niggles at the back of your mind, on whether you have your husband safe, healthy, and alive at the end of his deployment. Here are just some of the tips I can share with you that have come from my experience:
- You have to cultivate patience.
It is very important to have patience. This will help you a lot in the long days and nights when your spouse is deployed. You need to have patience to be the main carer of your kids since your husband is away. At the same time, you also have to cultivate patience when staying at the base, when you are with other army wives, in the commissary etc.
- Know how to be independent.
It is important that you are able to think independently when you are an army wife. This is because you need to be able to make decisions for yourself, your children and the daily or regular things that you need to do. When your husband is away, you need to do things by yourself. So being able to think independently will help a lot in your everyday life, when you need to think and decide for yourself when your husband is away.
- You need to develop coping skills.
As an army wife, it is very important for you to know how to cope in the face of difficult situations. This is the best trait that every army wife should develop. The wife should be able to support her soldier husband because she is expected to serve as the bedrock of her family especially when her husband is away on assignment.