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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Advice For New Army Spouses..

I was speaking with a girl friend of mine who just got married to a soldier a few days ago, btw -- Congratulations love! =)
As our conversation progressed I realized that:
1. She really doesn't know a thing about the army.
2. She has a lot of questions and is completely nervous about everything.

SO, in case any new wives are reading this, here is what I offered her, as far as advice goes.
-Don't freak out! It will be okay. You and your new hubby will work out the kinks together. Remember, communication between you two is ESSENTIAL for your relationship to work. Even more so, when you're spouse is in the service! Ask your husband about what he does. Be interested, and of course supportive. He needs you just as much as you need him. Learn all you can about everything!

-Get involved. There are so many sources of information out there, and I have realized that a lot of the times, people think you should already know everything... but. you don't!

Ask your husband to get you involved with your FRG (Family Readiness Group). It's usually a group of wives, that put together events, and share information with one another. I'm sure they will have loads of info that is relevant to just you and your husband, and it's an easy way to meet people!

Your local MWR (Morale, Welfare, Rec) Center and ACS (Army Community Service) centers also have loads upon loads of pamphlets and papers and information plus some more information, and they usually have nice people who are willing to help you and answer your questions. Ranging from financial advice, to marriage, to child care, to employment.

My Army One Source  <-- That's a good link to get you started on some information!

Best wishes to you Rachel!!! (and anyone else reading this!) xoxo!
Till next time yall!

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