Married to the Military: A Look at Life (and Love) for Military Wives

Military couples live a life most of us can hardly imagine -- of frequent uprooting and good-byes; of long months spent apart; of military IDs and red tape. But on iVillage message boards like Military Wives, Military Families and Dating a Military Man, the wives of military men have created a special bond. Through the boards, they gather on a regular basis, keeping up with each other's families, sharing favorite recipes, comparing notes about complicated protocol and relaying news from the men they love. There, they find friendships that don't need to end when the next assignment comes through. Here, we pay tribute to them.

Relationship Tips from Military Wives

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To My Husband with Love: 4 Letters from Military Wives
Here, four military wives shared the touching letters that they sent to their husbands who were away on assignment.

Looking for new friends who understand what it's like to be in a relationship with a military man? Meet other military wives, girlfriends, mothers and sisters from every corner of the globe right here.

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