So, Your Spouse Just Deployed? What Should You Do Now?
The day has come and you had to say goodbye. Day one. Day one of who knows how many days. Day one of this deployment. Whether this is your first deployment or your last, you are going to need some support to get through all of these days. Whether they are gone for four months or fourteen, you are going to need to figure out a way to get through the time apart.
That is where this post comes in handy! First of all, sign up for my free guide for the first 30 days of a deployment! This will help you figure out a game plan and encourage you as you get started down this deployment journey.
You can also take a look at my deployment posts. After going through 4 deployments myself, I have a lot of blog posts all about surviving deployments.
If you didn’t know this already, there is a great community of military spouse bloggers out there. We come from different branches, live in different places but we all have stories and tips to share with our readers. Our hope as milspouse bloggers is to help you and let you know you are not alone in your military journey.
Here are some great posts on deployment by some of my favorite military spouse bloggers:
5 Ways to Keep the Interest Alive When You Are Not Together Enough by Adventures of a Young Wife
7 Deployment Confessions from the Spouse Left Behind by 1200 Miles Away
Dear Civilians: What Every Military Wife Wants You to Know by Singing Through the Rain
Solo Parenting: Alone But Not Alone by InDependent
Deployment ABCs: Advice for a First Deployment by Countdowns and Cupcakes
End of Deployment is the Worst by the Seasoned Spouse
My Husband Helped Me Through My Run by Wandering Malia
3 Ways Deployments Can Bring You Closer as a Couple by Spouse Buzz
10 creative ways to help children cope with deployment by Military One Click
10 Relationship-Saving Tips to Use During Deployment by the Military Wife and Mom
Through the pre-deployment period to the long days of the deployment to the end and getting ready for homecoming, sharing our deployment stories can be a great way to connect and help others who are dealing with a deployment. Although each of our experiences can look a little different, knowing we are not the only ones to go through them is helpful.
We are not able to get through deployments because we are strong, we become strong through the deployments as we stand by the person we have committed to stand by through all life throws at us.