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My spouse is new to the Army. Does it get any easier to get used to the stress and new rules?

He is still in AIT but already I am sick of dealing with all the stress. We have a one year old son who really loves him. I could really use some advice about how to deal with all the new situations. I am completly military illerterate lol. I love my husband and support his decisions 100%, but I fear for him and our family. What is in store for us? What if he is deployed? How do I find people to help with questions who wont think I am complete idiot? Thanxs for your help

Asked By: Rachel J - 7/11/2006
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You need to go to ACS Army Community Services. Below is the link for the one at Fort Stewart but each base has one. They can offer you counseling and support groups. Even if it sounds bad or something you wouldn't normally do, I highly recommend them. The support groups are more like wives griping about their... More
Answered By: accountant - 7/12/2006
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as a 20 year vet I can guarantee that it will only get easier as time rolls along. Check with the family services agency to see if they have a support group for the wives of trainees. they usuaklly get some old timers wives in there to help the new wives learn the ropes.
Answered By: oldsoftee2001 - 7/11/2006
 
Unfortunately that's just the beginning. I wish I had some words of wisdom, but the reality is that it IS a stressful situation for everybody. You might try meeting/finding other wives, as in a support group, to give you better advice.
Answered By: clit_niblr28 - 7/11/2006
 
maybe just remember he loves u and your love will get him through the hard times he has ahead so write him lots and always tell him how much u love him
Answered By: what_the_wow101 - 7/11/2006
 
The best way to get used to it is to assimilate...get involved with the base wive's clubs and hang with those ladies. They'll help you get through it and you'll be part of the EWC (Enlisted Wives Club)in no time. Another way to learn that stuff is to volunteer at the Family Support Center or other place like that on... More
Answered By: pknutson_sws - 7/11/2006
 
ok i have been married to a military man and he has been deployed many time and going again soon. we have two children. all i can say is if you trully love him you will support his decisions. just remember when he leaves and he will it always happens just know he did not leave you and your child he had to for the... More
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Answered By: caligurll28 - 7/11/2006
 
Even though I've been out for many years, I can say it does get easier. Basic training is what separates the men from the boys. It just takes a little time to get adjusted to the military lifestyle.I have some family member who are currently serving stateside and overseas, It seem to me they are getting all the... More
Answered By: woofman41 - 7/11/2006
 
Check out (http://www.reducingstress.net ) there is a lot of great articles and expert advice on the subject there.
Answered By: marketingexpert - 7/16/2006
 
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