ETA: I used to be so kind and tolerant before DH joined the military.Posted by Sammy0709
Ugh that was like one of my patients friends the other day, he told me "well at least he is in the Navy so you don't have to worry when he is deployment" I just bit my tongue, being at work and all. But I would have really liked to respond with "oh, yeah, because the only branch that is in any danger is the Army or Marines. He just floats around doing NOTHING for over half the year."Posted by Drew&Michelle
In Response to Re: What NOT to say to a Military Wife : He is in Everett, WAPosted by Drew&Michelle
In Response to Re: What NOT to say to a Military Wife : Is he on the Lincoln? My H is on there.Posted by dnbeach12
You deserve someone who can be there for you. Well mine has special powers that yours doesn't.
I mean this in the utmost respectful way but there were a few on there that seemed unnecessary to me. I agree that most were horrible. However being upset because someone says "that sucks" or offers to do anything for you seem a bit over the top to me. How would you prefer us non military people to respond when you say your husband is deployed? that sucks seems pretty appropriate to me....I dont know what you are going through but i can imagine it is not easy or fun. same with asking how you are holding up or offering to help with anything. I assume most wives have other wives to talk to but you never know if someone really needs to vent so asking how they are doing would be a genuine concern and offer of listening, at least coming from me. and the offer of help would be genuine as well....a night of baby sitting, helping clean the house, or running errands etc. again I dont mean to be disrespectful but this article comes across as if there is no correct response and as my nephews are in the military and will be having friends deploy if not themselves I would like to know what response you guys prefer if I am in the situation of meeting some of these wives.Posted by redheadtmk