Deployment Anxiety

Deployment Anxiety: The Crippling Fear of the Doorbell

Deployment anxiety is the hardest part of military life as far as I’m concerned.  I don’t know a single spouse who doesn’t suffer from it at some point.  For some it’s worrisome, for others it can be down right crippling.  Sometimes anxiety about another issue is exacerbated by the deployment.  Over all, deployments suck. My First Run in with Deployment…

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After Deployment: The First Night in the Barracks

It’s finally here.  You’ve been waiting weeks, months or even a year for this night.  Your spouse/child/ significant other is finally coming home after deployment.  You’ve planned what their first meal will be, what you’re going to wear, how you’re going to decorate the house.  You’ve spent 2x your typical grocery budget making sure the house is stocked with all…

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