Why Spouse Appreciation Day Akward

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Why Spouse Appreciation Day Akward
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Wed, 05-26-2010 - 12:43pm

This is a little "AD biased" but the truth just the same!

Why Is Spouse Appreciation Day Just So Awkward?

It is the most awkward holiday ever invented. The military means well. After all, the research says that spouses are the #1 determinant of retention, thanks. So why do I cringe every time some admiral or general falls all over himself trying to thank us?

It is embarrassing. Sometimes they thank spouses for our "contribution" - as if we've just made a deposit into our IRA. Or they thank us for the "tender care" we take of our service members - as if these guys were baby sea otters caught in an oil slick.

Why is Spouse Appreciation Day so hard? I think it is because they thank us for all the wrong things, as if they can't understand what we actually do. I do. So I made up a list of some of the things for which you should be thanked:

http://www.cinchouse.com/Blogs/JaceyEckhart/tabid/71/ID/815/Why_Is_Spouse_Appreciation_Day_Just_So_Awkward.aspx


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Mon, 05-31-2010 - 8:26pm
good article, I too have gotten to the point where I cringe from the thank you's at ceremonies, mostly because I feel it's all just lip service, there's no actions behind the words.
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