Soldiers Overseas: What Happens to Them and How We can Help

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One of the stresses of being in the services is one's family, the spouse especially. They are always afraid of what will become of their marriage more than anything usually before the husbands or wives deploy. Some of the spouses cope by either showing excitement and supporting their husbands or wives, or distancing themselves from their loved one by arguing, not communicating, or talking about their own independence. Once their husbands or wives deploy, however, new issues arise. Sometimes this leads to the spouse coping using another person, developing feelings, and getting a divorce while their spouse is still deployed. Other times it leads to depression problems and turning to their family for help and support. Spouses tend to ask many questions about how they can live their own lives while also staying connected with their loved ones mainly because they need a sense of their husband or wife still being there and having a say so in their life. In all honesty, they feel a sense of longing and needing for their spouse to come home.
Several women with children who struggled to play both mom and dad roles said their children have or might rebel in their father's absence, causing further difficulties for them as wives of soldiers. Sometimes the wives attempt to keep their husbands involved in decision-making to keep their children from rebelling and knowing their dad does play his own role as the parent. What becomes more common is when the wife tries to become a single parent and end up setting new rules or routines for the child or children. Some wives decide to get jobs to get out of the house, sometime they move back to their hometown, whereas other wives intend to focus more and put more into their marriages and maintaining a...

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