Researching this post, I found much of the advice for military girlfriends discouraging. It made me think back to my days as a military girlfriend and how small the military community made me feel at times. I was a young professional with a career and my own money.
It hurt most at the time because my service member and I had been together for years. In the civilian community, people wouldn’t dream of constantly reminding you of “your place.”.
Of course, there are a few military girlfriends who give the title a bad name. They take advantage of service members and make poor choices.
Having a life in addition to the one with your service member will help you remember who you are as a person.
After covering a military couples relationship building seminar this week, it occurred to me that helpful seminars like this could inevitably strengthen or even save a military marriage.
Being a military brat, I watched my mom endure hardships that came along with being a military spouse, but never fully understood what she was going through.
Surround yourself with supportive and positive people who see military life in a good light.