Just about everyday someone's spouse leaves for deployment and someone else's spouse comes home. One of the threads that tie us all together as military spouses is the ability to understand the extreme ups and downs of this lifestyle. When our civilian friends or even family members don't "get it", it's our fellow military spouses who understand the pain of separation, the anguish of missed phone calls, the thrill of homecoming, and the sometimes awkwardness of getting to know our spouse all over again.
Maybe today your spouse is in boot camp or basic training, at OSC (Officer Candidate School), possibly you are on your fourth deployment or knocking on the door of retirement. As we build this new community, it's important you know every military spouse is welcomed including the male military spouse!
Have you ever known a male military spouse?
I've only known a few and I have to say, most really didn't interact with the other spouses in our command / work place. I'd like to explore actions both male spouses can take to connect with other male spouses and how we can increase our outreach to male spouses in hopes they feel included, supported and part of our command / unit family.
Four Ways Male Military Spouses Can Connect:
Remember to always be inclusive and professional.
Has your command done something creative to welcome the male spouses? We want to hear your ideas!
Are you a male spouse? What are your ideas to help your fellow male spouses feel supported during a deployment?
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