I haven't really been on this board at all, since technically I'm not a military bride - FI is a prior Marine, but he hasn't been active since a couple months before we met. However, he has always been planning to go overseas in some capacity or other for work.
Today, he was approached with an opportunity to go to Afghanistan to work. The job starts in two weeks, and lasts for a year, with 2-3 two week breaks. He is still in school, but is completely qualified for the job from his military experience. He asked for my thoughts, but I'm a little emotionally torn up.
I guess my question is, how do I handle this? The money would obviously be great, but it's all a little shocking - I was planning to have another 6-9 months before he finished his degree and would be getting any kind of job like this. I'm in a bit of shock, to be honest. It feels kind of strange to be asking strangers for advice, but my support system in this regard is minimal, because I am not close to any of his buddies' wives, and none of my friends are really in similar situations.
Any thoughts are welcome.