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Military Spouses: How hard (and rewarding) is it being married to someone in the military?

What are the pros and cons? How hard is it for you during your spouse's deployment? Would you recommend the lifestyle or is it one you feel would be too hard for most people? Thanks!

Asked By: Agnostic Cowboy - 6/28/2012
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My husband is an active duty Marine. When your husband is not deployed life is average. Monday-Friday 7am-4pmish. People always complain about how junior enlisted don’t make money but I disagree. I live in base housing (which covers rent/utility/maintenance/lawn service/gym/pool), have free healthcare, and shop on base... More
Answered By: Michelle - 6/28/2012
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I'm married to a marine and he is in the reserves but he still has to go away, for example tomrwo he is leaving to california for two weeks for training.before I met him I swore I would never marry someone who was in the military... Ha and look where I am now.. its hard he missed all of the holidays last year and I was... More
Answered By: Denise - 6/28/2012
 
The hardest job in any branch of the service is the spouse, wife if you will, is the hardest job. The wife pays the bills, change the diapers, mows the lawn, changes the oil and maintains the car as well as every thing else while husband is deployed. The real problems begins when the service members returns home and... More
Answered By: Willl - 6/28/2012
 
More cons then anything else. Money sucks. And thats happiness unless you too are not together. Which he or she wont be there either. T.V shows are fake like the show Coming Home. Those are officers up in the ranks or Enlisted or lots of service time coming home who earn at least 5,000 a.month or over. Not the junior... More
Answered By: SoCalQban - 6/28/2012
 
It's not for everyone; Long separations fairly low pay. The divorce rate is higher than non-military people. I know; I put 21 years in Naval Aviation ! DIVORCED ! It's better now than it was in the 60s/70s, because of better communication devises.
Answered By: Sweetdaddy Rex - 6/28/2012
 
Its great for those who prefer being far from their spouse for months or a year at a time.
Answered By: Hand me the Sun - 6/28/2012
 
@Will - Jeezus christo, I am so tired of hearing that the military spouse is the hardest job in the military. No, it's not! It's not even a job in the military... More
Answered By: Living the Dream - 6/28/2012
 
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