6) If you have a lot of anxiety and worry a lot, being a military spouse may not be something you are built for.
Your choices are find every way possible to strengthen yourself and survive or choose a less stressful life for yourself.
There will be lots of things to complain about and get frustrated by.
Obsessing about all these things will make you, your partner and everyone around you miserable.
This is a given in the military and other professions like medical, fire and law enforcement.
Make plans for how you will celebrate holidays without them and enjoy them. 4) If you are not supportive or interested in the military as a family life choice do not date or marry someone who loves their career in the military.
My military BF left yesterday to Korea (he got orders to be stationed there).7) You need to understand that when men have been eating dirt, crawling on their stomachs under barbed wire, on a ship, or dusty, remote camp, sleeping on the world's worst mattress (if they even have one) they are going to be ornery.And sorry to say it, but some of that is going to blow back on you because they can't vent it anywhere else. This will be one of the biggest challenges to your relationship because it's eventually going to get you hot under the collar and sick and tired of hearing it and then you're going to lose it a little and there's going to be a fight.There is a lot to enjoy and love about the adventures the military can bring to your life.If you chose, it will make you strong, courageous, brave, more outgoing and give you a network of friends around the world.