What is the hardest part about being a nurse while being married to an Army man?
I am trying to prepare to be the best nurse and wife possible. I know that the Army will move us frequently and take him away often. #armystrong #registerednurse
Hi, Cassandra. That is a great question and, as a former Platoon Leader, I really appreciate you making the effort to strengthen your marriage and support your husband. During my 2.5 years as a PL for two different platoons, I saw a lot of relationship issues with my Soldiers. Our unit had a very high operations tempo and we were back and forth between garrison and training extremely frequently. You are right in assuming that the Army will move you around frequently and take your husband away often. Although those are both very challenging things to deal with, the uncertainty of when the Army will move you and when it will take your husband away really exacerbates how difficult Army life is. I think that is probably your biggest challenge - the uncertainty and lack of control your husband will have over when he leaves and how often that happens. The Army is a great organization and provides a lot of benefits to its Soldiers and their families but it is a both a challenging and rewarding experience. You will experience highs and lows in your relationship. I'll share my thoughts on some of the best ways to maintain a healthy relationship while your husband serves below:
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First of all, you’re awesome! I was in the Army for 4 years and I have to say, being an Army wife is difficult. I saw my wife go through you know what and back. I’ll include my 2 cents below in the next steps.
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