Dating a Military Man: What You Should Know First

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When I first started dating my husband, his military affiliation was the furthest thing from my mind. Eventually, however, the reality of being intimately (ahem) connected to a military man moved into focus. I had questions: How will the military affect your love life? How much time will you be able to spend together? How […]

What Every Military Spouse Should Know About Divorce (Even If You’re Happily Married)

Please note: This article is not professional legal advice and is meant for entertainment purposes only. Consult a practicing lawyer in your area for information on your particular situation. When you get married, divorce is likely not on your radar. However, for some military couples, divorce eventually does become a reality. While the majority of […]

The Encouragement Every Military Spouse Needs

Lizann Lightfoot is the writer behind The Seasoned Spouse and is guest posting today! Many military spouses and significant others have written “Open When” letters for their service member before a deployment or a long-distance part of their relationship. An Open When letter is written for a specific moment or event, then sealed in an […]

83 Questions to Ask Your Partner For Every Occasion and Stage of Life

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You ever just think “I wish there was a giant list of stuff to ask my partner”? Yeah, me, too. There are important questions, silly queries and just because prompts to get the two of you chatting about breakfast faves, financial plans and everything in between! For Serious (but New) Relationships This is the time […]

How to Argue Constructively When You’re Far Apart

Long distance relationships can be hard, especially when you fight. Here's how to do it the "right" way. #communication #longdistance #longdistancerelationship #ldr #relationship #deployment #military #jomygosh #milspouse #militaryspouse #milso

by Meg Flanagan For the first two or so years of my military marriage, my husband and I were not in the same state. For a significant portion, we weren’t even on the same continent. Thanks, deployment! However, we still needed to handle things on the homefront and in our relationship. But how do you […]

My 4 Secrets to My Strong Military Marriage (It’s Not What You Think!)

by Meg Flanagan When you think about a strong marriage, in or out of the military community, what does it look like? Take a moment and sit with that image. Mostly, when we talk about strength in terms of passion, commitment and trust. And while those are all awesome factors leading to a strong marriage, […]

11 Tips to Handle Surprise Deployment Extensions Like a Pro

Deployment is not great. But surprise extensions during deployments are the worst. Here's how to weather them like a total boss. #deployment #militaryspouse #deployments #jomygosh #militaryspouses #milspouse #milspouses #milso #milsos #advice #milspo #milspos #army #navy #airforce #marines #coastguard #arng #nationalguard #reserves #ng

Oh, man! That countdown was getting so, so, so close to zero. And then you’re hit with an unexpected deployment extension. Like you weren’t just barely hanging on to your sanity already. No, you’re getting the military spouse gauntlet: surviving an extra undetermined amount of time before homecoming is even tentatively scheduled. Cool. Everything’s fine.  […]

How to Make Video Chats (Actually!) Fun

This is an unsponsored guest post. Hi, my name is Alex and I am one of the founders of What is, you may ask? is an app that brings friends, family, and loved ones together, from as near as down the street or as far away as around the globe, to play […]

When Military Life Breaks Your Heart

"There has never been a year on this journey that the military hasn’t caused me, my kids, or my spouse some form of heartbreak. And that’s okay." #military #militarylife #milspouse #militaryspouse #jomygosh #milspouses #milso #milsos #milspo #milspos #army #navy #airforce #marines #coastguard #arng #reserves #nationalguard #deployment

by Meg Flanagan If there is one thing that’s certain about military life, it’s that, at some point, your heart is going to be broken. And not just once. Military life just keeps on breaking your heart, over and over again. I still vividly remember my first military heartbreak: My then-boyfriend had finally earned one […]

49 Winter Goals for Your Deployment Bucket List

The middle of winter can be a little, well, blah (unless you’re one of those lucky military families who gets to live in a tropical paradise!). Cold weather. Rain. Snow. Grey clouds. Weak sunshine. Not a hint of green around anywhere. And all of the really fun holidays are over. Add a deployment, and winter […]