• G
  • Honolulu, United States
  • 8 days ago

Military mama/wife

Sometimes being a military mom/wife is so difficult especially whenever my husband has duty(has to spend the night on the ship). I’m a first time mom and a student and lately I’ve been struggling with PPD on top of that. Whenever he has to spend the night on the ship I try to stay distracted and busy (pretty easy to stay busy with a newborn lol) so the day goes by faster. But I usually end up feeling stuck in the house and miss my husband. It’s also tough for me to fall asleep without him home. I just wish I had family on the same island as me to have a closer support system. Idk how other military moms do it but I am having a hard time especially being a SAHM.😪
  • B
  • Fort Riley, United States
  • a day ago

I feel you.. they decided to put mine on CQ duty the weekend after her birth and the weekend after that. 😩 He didn’t get any time off after she was born either; he went straight back to work the next day.. I had to do it all alone because I have NO family near and neither does he. Our families are on the east coast, a 17 hour drive away. 🙄

  • L
  • Millington, United States
  • 4 days ago

I made a group of local mom friends when my husband deployed for 10 months. I actually preferred finding local friends rather than other military because they didn't move away and they talked about stuff other than the military so it wouldn't constantly remind me. I should add I'm also active duty so work definitely helped keep me distracted but I think just staying busy is key

  • L
  • Millington, United States
  • 4 days ago

I made a group of local mom friends when my husband deployed for 10 months. I actually preferred finding local friends rather than other military because they didn't move away and they talked about stuff other than the military so it wouldn't constantly remind me. I should add I'm also active duty so work definitely helped keep me distracted but I think just staying busy is key

  • B
  • Fargo, United States
  • 5 days ago

Make sure you find friends and look for groups in your area. People on bases are always willing to help and make room for new friends. I’m the military one so my poor hubby dealt with this ...but talk to women who have been were you are. It helps

  • C
  • Virginia Beach, United States
  • 5 days ago

I’m right there with you. Duty days suck. I never suffered from PPD but I hear it’s hard to overcome. I’m always here if you need someone to talk to.

  • G
  • Honolulu, United States
  • 5 days ago

It’s good to know I’m not alone😌 and thank you so much you’re so sweet!💓

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