Secrets to surviving and thriving as an Army wife
Military spouses open up in new book
- Duration 3:29
- Date Nov 23, 2012
Military spouses open up in new book
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Eddie thanks -- Few women understand the struggles of an army -- for moving across the country.
To spending months as a single parent father husband is away at -- -- can be a daunting task could be frightening.
For how to new army -- know if she's doing it right.
-- alliances to colossus of the new book now you tell me.
Twelve army wives give the best advice they never got thank you so much for joining us we really appreciate it.
Thank you for having so I don't actually I've thought about this because I worked out in Jacksonville like covered a lot of stories about the military.
And what are the things I always thought was how how.
How I do you I don't expect it would be so difficult to deal with my husband.
Going away going off to war just you know going out of the country for six months I can't even deal with different you know for three days.
And what what kind of advice did you discover was the most affected and talking to these -- to prepare themselves.
You know a lot of it is being flexible.
And committing yourself if you're not a person that commits.
-- the army is not for you.
They as saying is that when you marry soldier you merry right into the army.
So you have to be prepared for that and it takes it these women are so strong it's amazing and they've all told there -- Personal stories of and very candidly.
How important is it to be close with other wives.
Very important they -- tight knit community they stick together they're there for each other.
Even when someone retires they still have that French ship it's it's for life and it's amazing how how tight they are and are there for each other in times of good times and bad times.
When you say that there and it's a certain type of woman can do this type of thing and we're dealing with thousands and thousands and thousands of women so -- -- obviously a lot of very strong woman out there.
But if you're the type of person -- -- you're dating somebody and you know unity he's -- in the military.
What do you have to know about yourself to figure out if you do have that that you know the qualifications I guess of the characteristics.
That would be conducive to being to taking the relationship further.
You know there's a lot of people that go into it not really knowing out and you just kind of roll with the punches and if -- can handle it you can handle it.
Part of it is reading the book that we just -- with my co authors.
We wrote that because we wanted to share with the ever wives that are coming -- how to deal with certain situations and even -- otherwise that have read the book now.
Have said they -- them learn something from that -- -- -- -- yet another situation and how you would deal with it.
Well for instance one of the -- in the -- Nancy Negron gets very personal she was a duly enlisted.
Couple she was enlisted her husband wasn't -- he was deployed she was getting ready to go and approximately two weeks I believe.
When she got the dreaded phone call and her husband was.
Killed by an insurgent who infiltrated himself into the camp -- -- hit her has been -- -- he was standing in line at lunch.
Says she had to deal with that she talks about talent there were certain individuals that came into her life.
To help -- through this.
Such as you know gold star mothers gold star YAS really getting to support the support of of other people because they are going -- -- -- are going to dot alliance the book is called now you tell me.
Twelve -- -- army -- about the best advice that they never got thanks for joining the Phillies yankees so much for having me -- -- happy Thanksgiving.
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