Recognize the invisible wounds

Dating a marine corps officer

There are obviously better ways to meet someone, I met my husband at work, but this is the simplest, sure fire way to meet your man. Sure, the homecoming is nice, but I bet any wife you ask would rather have her husband home than to be worrying about what could happen.

Get over the air

There are some extremely good guys in the Corps, but there are also extremely good guys who are not in the military at all, just like there are douchebags everywhere. Get over the air of authority. We get to live in a ton of awesome and not so awesome places.

Now, you have your Marine. You, your toddler, and husband move across the ocean. He is just like any other guy. You are there a month, trying to find your way around while driving on the wrong side of the road. Your household goods are scheduled to arrive while he is gone.

If you meet a guy you like that happens to be in the military, then fine. Many military creeds reference loyalty or unity. He may have a regular day job with the occasional overnight duty or he may work shifts. You need to understand this and realize how difficult it is.

There are some extremely

We came from small town, middle of nowhere Missouri, which most would call not so awesome. Perpetual overthinker, good-doer, book nerd, wine connoisseur and amateur world traveler. Yeah, there are definite perks to being a military spouse. You are stuck at home with a toddler all day with no one to help you.

If he is in a deployable unit, then there is a chance that he will deploy. Life is not like Army Wives. His may be unimaginable to you, but that does not make him any better or worse.