Seeking Other Reservists' Wives
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|Wed, 04-02-2003 - 5:38pm|
A lot of information dissemination mechanisms have kicked in, but none are helping me in this transition. It all makes some assumption that I would know about the military and all the baggage that goes with it. There's a whole new "language" and set of acronyms I need to learn and understand. There's protocol and other such things. I really don't have the time to build this whole new part into our lives (which I'm hoping will be very temporary) but at the same time I feel alone and don't know where to find the answers to my questions: How do I cope with the fact my husband is a whole other being than his civilian self? What emails do I ignore (such as when I get invited to things by total strangers, is it ok to decline, or am I offending some general's wife?) What do I tell our daughters (ages 8 and 3)? How do I continue with my career, two kids, house remodel and all other day-to-day typical family things I must take on alone? I'm looking for any advice, support, words of wisdom that other women in a similar circumstance may have to offer.