Marriage IRL Guest Post: When Duty Calls His Name (Surviving Marriage In the Military)

As many of you know, one of things I try to do in my blog is to be honest about the trials and hardships of marriage. But because it’s obviously the marriage I know best, I usually only talk about mine and KP’s marriage. However, something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile is to ALSO highlight other people’s marriage stories.

Today I’m partnering with Vanessa who blogs at Fit Foodie Mom Life as she shares about some of the struggles she’s faced as a military wife and how deployments and long periods of absences have affected their relationship. She also gives encouraging suggestions about ways her marriage in the military survives.

An Election. Marriage. Communication and the movie ARRIVAL.

To make things simple, let’s for a moment think about our country as a rather simplistic dualism, made up of two groups of people: the right/conservative and the left/liberal. The two sides don’t always have to agree on things, but for better or for worse, we’re united together as citizens of the same country. And we must find a way to work together.

Hmm. For better or for worse. That phrase sure sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Why “Never Speak Negative” About Your Spouse Is Bad Marriage Advice

A couple weeks ago, someone in my facebook feed posted about a facebook group they’d recently been in where women were complaining about their husbands. My facebook friend’s status scolded these women who were bashing and trash talking their spouses, adamantly stating that we should NEVER speak negative things about our spouses in public. Ever.

As to be expected, there were lots of “you go girl!” type of replies, and even more post likes and loves and general agreeance.

Buuut…

Instead of just agreeing with the post, it got me to thinking.

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The Ashley Madison TV Show & The Good That Could Have Been

I live in a weird part of the world. I juggle convictions and morals in an environment that often seems incompatible with them. I struggle with what to say and how to say it and what I’m allowed to say. Even with its weirdness, however, I still value the confidentiality of this entertainment business and respect the need to keep bits of information I’ve gathered here and there to myself. Often my random knowledge wouldn’t really matter to anyone else, but every once in a while I’ve been privy to things that give me a different perspective of an issue that the rest of the world is not able to see.

You know the whole Ashely Madison thing? Where all the user email addresses of the infidelity website were hacked and released? Of course you do; it was all over the news and the topic of many articles and blog posts and vitriol. Well, what you don’t know is that KP and I have a history with Ashley Madison. Ok, well, KP has the history – but as his wife and as it’s something we’ve discussed in depth, I have a history with it too.

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Why Millennials CAN Handle Marriage

Now, I get that you may not WANT to handle marriage. Fair enough. Responsibility and commitment are very grown-up things after all. You may still have some immaturity issues to work out first. But claiming that you can’t ‘handle’ marriage just because you happen to be a Millennial? Bollocks. Big Freaking Bollocks.

I apologize in advance, as I know that this might make some people unhappy or feel uncomfortable to hear, but this is my response to Anthony D’Ambrosio and his supposed 5 Reasons Millennials Can’t Handle Marriage.


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