Panicked Soon to retire army wife

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Registered: 01-25-2001
Panicked Soon to retire army wife
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Thu, 07-29-2010 - 5:26pm
I have not been on this message board in a few years.But I nned some help ladies.My DH recieved his 20 year letter.He will hit 20 years next September.He has a wounderful job offer and I want him to take it.But I find myself sudddenly scared of retirement day.I have been planning this day for the last 12 and a half years.I have hardly been able to wait for the party and fun.I picked out my dress for the party last month already.I knew from the moment I met him with out him even saying so that he would be in the Army until retirment.I just feel so nervous about going into the civilian world with the economy so unstable.I have been with him since I was 18 and he was 25, so this is what I know as a n adult.Has anyone else been here and done this?Any words of advice would be welcomed. Thanks Christina
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Registered: 10-05-2007
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 6:12pm
I have no advice as we still have awhile until that glorious day (LOL) but I wanted to offer a giant congratulations to you both. I wish you all the luck possible as you guys make the transition. Thank you both for everything you have sacrificed over the years.

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Registered: 01-23-2005
Thu, 07-29-2010 - 7:33pm
I would also like to say a big Thank you and Congratulations as well!
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Registered: 09-12-2007
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 1:11am

Congrats!


My dh got his letter 5 months ago, and will officially retire in January.

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Registered: 05-18-2006
Sat, 07-31-2010 - 9:38pm
My dh retired in December of 2008 so welcome to the club! Don't fret. Your dh has a good job offer and that is the biggest concern for most retirees. Our transition was very smooth because dh went into the Reserves and started his civilian career before he fully retired from the military. You can remember the fun past times in the military and also enjoy the benefits of buying a house and (hopefully) never having to move again. God Bless!