Although it’s never easy to be separated from the person you love, holiday seasons likely exacerbate how much you long for your family member.
With Thanksgiving just three weeks away, now is a good time to prepare yourself and the rest of the family for the absence on those special occasions. At the same time, if things change for the better and your service member can make it home, then you’ll be that much happier.
Try following some of the tips below to make those special occasions less lonely.
When families enter the military, they enter an entirely new lifestyle that only those living it can fully comprehend.
Bonds form quickly and strong friendships emerge from the mutual understanding and offered support. Those entering the military community for the first time might be surprised by the amount of camaraderie and closeness of the broader “military family”. It can be an entirely new level of friendship.
Military families can also begin to drift apart from even their closest civilian friends. Don’t worry though, there are some explanations of the differences in military and civilian friendships and we have some advice to help both types of friendships work. See More
Military life includes a sad reality — not everyone will make it home safely. Even though precautions are taken to insure the safety of our troops, there aren’t any guarantees. Those of us in Military Families are all too aware that, as a part of the military community, we may be faced with death of someone we love at any time.
When death strikes close to us it takes a toll on all of us. That is why it is so important to discovering ways to deal and cope with death. Finding ways to process your feelings is vital to your mental health. See More