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Mailbag: How To Convince Your Soldier To Seek Therapy

Noticing some PTSD-like symptoms in your soldier (and pointing them out) does not mean he or she is going to have a V-8 moment. The soldier isn’t going to smack himself on the forehead and run off … [Read more...]

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Should She Go To Crazy Family Wedding?

Amy is supposed to be a bridesmaid in her little sister’s wedding. Her son is lined up to be the ring bearer. And now Amy’s husband is scheduled to come home from a nine month deployment and … [Read more...]

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12 Rules For Moving Home During Deployment

If you're thinking about moving home during deployment, you're not alone. Forty-eight percent of SpouseBUZZ readers agree -- depending on your circumstances, moving home can be the right idea. We … [Read more...]

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Mailbag: What Can a Military Girlfriend Expect as a MilSpouse?

When we received this letter from a military girl friend asking for advice on what to expect from military life, we knew we had to answer. We gave her some of our tips -- can you add some, too? Dear … [Read more...]

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Mailbag: MilSpouse Student Loan Forgiveness?

You're not the only one asking Google if there is any form of military spouse student loan forgiveness. In fact, people have even been asking us. One reader writes in: I was curious about student … [Read more...]

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Are Shorter Deployments the Key to Stronger Marriages?

We are all about the love here at SpouseBuzz.  We will try anything to increase the understanding of long-term military relationships and to help couples navigate their way to a happier and healthier … [Read more...]

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Are “Separated” Spouses Out Of The Military?

It never seems quite fair to me. Divorced spouses have reported that when their marriages broke-up, their military friends distanced themselves. Military widows say the same thing happens to them. … [Read more...]

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Online Military Boyfriend or Romance Scammer?

Every week SpouseBuzz gets email from women who think they have met Mr. Right.  Mr. Right is in the U.S. military.  Mr. Right is stationed in Afghanistan. Mr. Right needs money.  Sheryldine … [Read more...]

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MailBag: Enlisted to Officer = Lonely MilSpouse

An interesting question from the Mailbag archives that was sent to us some time ago: My DH has been in the Army for 11+ years.  10 as an Enlisted Soldier and the next 10+ will be as an Officer.  He … [Read more...]

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Three’s a Crowd: Do I Involve the Commander?

One of our readers has a dilemma and reached out to us for advice through our Mailbag. We'll call her Angie for purposes of this post. Here's Angie's problem: I've been battling with this situation … [Read more...]

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Time Off Work After Redeployment: How Much?

Over a year ago, I wrote a post about some proposed legislation which would require employers to give military spouses and parents time off when their service member is about to leave for a … [Read more...]

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Base Clinic’s No Additional Children Policy

Over the years, we've heard many, many stories from milspouses about the challenges of "solo parenting" while their spouse is away. One of which is having to tote kids everywhere you go, or simply … [Read more...]

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The Pre-Deployment State of Mind: Fight Club

There are two particularly sensitive times in the lives of military families when everyone should be harmonious and as loving as possible; pre-deployment and reintegration. With pre-deployment, you're … [Read more...]

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Mailbag: How Much Talk is Too Much?

One of the hardest things to navigate as a military spouse is deployment.  That's not to say that the rest of military life is skittles and rainbows, it's just that when your spouse is there with you … [Read more...]

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From the Mailbag: Who Should See Him First?

We've had so many questions and comments throughout the years about the friction that often occurs with family members during R&R and Homecoming. Military spouses and their partners often wish to … [Read more...]

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From the Mailbag: Spreading the Love

WB wrote in to ask this question: My kids and I would like to have a military pen pal. When my nephew was in the service we wrote to him often. He told us that their were many service personal who … [Read more...]

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From the Mailbag: Warning Signs

We have several mantras here at SpouseBUZZ.  Sometimes, when life is being - well, life, having a short phrase to repeat at just the right time helps us to focus and move forward.  More than once … [Read more...]

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Mailbag: Family Support or Family Stress?

Ahhh, the Family Support Groups. When they are good, they are very, very good!  And when they are bad... Well, then they make the evening news. A little while ago, RedLegMeg touched on this very … [Read more...]