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How Do You Stay Connected While Separated From Your Military Spouse?

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How do you stay connected with your military spouse while they are separated from you and your family.  Whether it's deployment, field exercises, training, or solo/hardship PCS, there are many milestones happening that they are missing.  This is increasingly difficult for servicemembers who no longer have physical custody of their children.  It is often difficult to maintain the bond between parent and child in blended/families.


During my husband's deployment I would web cam with his kids monthly and call them usually twice a week.  I would relay messages back and forth from their dad.  He would also try to call them.  This isn't a fault of their mom.  I had a better knowledge of when he was available.  It's not like she was talking and messaging with him daily like I was.

Read our blog post "Military Stepfamilies: July the Month of the Military Stepchild?"  It highlights the impacts of deployment on children no longer in the custody of the military parent.  There are struggles they go through that most do not understand.

Below is a recent excerpt from HNLtv.com by Misty Showalter.  It's about and Army Wife, Meagan Chesser.  Megan talks about how many milestones her husband has missed while deployed.



AWC would love to read your tips regarding keeping in touch and add them to our Keeping Connected - Pinterest Board.  Comment below with your suggestion or email us at ArmyWivesClubPage@gmail.com.


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