(Closed) Best thing about having an SO in the military

posted 9 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This is a good topic for focusing on the positives! I have a lot of your same reasons ejs4y8!

1) So proud of him serving his country – he is a wonderful, grounded, honorable person and his being in the military reflects that.

2) Discounts are great – I have been learning to take more and more advantage of them lately and plan to in the future!

3) The uniforms! πŸ™‚

4) On a related note, getting all gussied up to go to the various formal events at West Point, and having those events as an excuse to see him!

 If I think of more I will be sure to add on! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

You ladies have stolen most of my answers, so on top of the ones you gave, here are a few more!!!

1) The homecomings. Absense really does make my heart grow fonder. 

2) I appreciate what I have with him so much more since he’s always gone!

3) Our communication skills are top notch. 

4) the uniforms, oh, the uniforms *swoon*

5) sharing this unspoken (and sometimes spoken!) bond with other military wives/fiances/girlfriends 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have a couple more…..

-Homecoming twister is very much appreciated

-Everyone in the military/his unit is like a big family

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

For now mine are skewed toward having an SO in a service academy… post-wedding I’ll probably have more specifically from being an Army wife. Jesstagirl had some that I agree with very much, like communication and appreciating time with them!

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I’m the one in the military…I don’t think that a lot of those go both ways!  (Isn’t that weird?

Men in uniforms = sexy
but
Women in uniforms=stewardess

Boo.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My FI and I are both in the Army! I love writing letters to each other. We’re both much more eloquent in writing! I also love how much it makes me appreciate him being around. I also think being apart gives us a chance to grow and change. I try to use our times apart to improve something about myself (last time he was gone, I cured myself of leaving lights on!) πŸ˜‰

I also like the job security!  can’t beat it while planning a wedding!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

And to the two posts above me– somehow I never feel very sexy in my Class A’s (i’m ROTC). Stewardess is just the right term for that outfit! I do feel I-am-woman-hear-me-roar in the ACU’s though. Nothing like combat boots and dog tags. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Dogtags look sexy on a woman, IMO. To me women in Class A’s look regal, nice.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have to agree with many of your answers.  Don’t mind if I take a couple.  I love this game…

 1) Feel so proud when I tell people he’s in submarines, others are so amazed when I tell them this

2)  Love letters (more like Emails now)/phone calls during deployment (what an appreciation and love there is communicated there)

3) The bond that we have is like no other, and we (and other military couples) seem to be the only ones that understand this bond

4) Have to admit he looks so sexy in his uniform (yum!)

5)  We have the best communication ever!

6) I stand proud that I have a man who is not selfish and willing to stand for his country.

Aww! I miss him now πŸ™

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We’re both in the military- in different branches so we’re separated 90 percent of the year right now. I’m a little down on that fact, but we made the decision together and knew the consequences.

  That being said, the positive:

– It’s an awesome opportunity for us to make sure we’re going to last, before we commit to children.  It may sound a little sadistic,  but 50 percent of marriages end- if we make it through this we’ll be indestructable!

-Our communication skills are great.

– Stability.

-The uniform doesn’t hurt πŸ™‚

– Discounts

-BAH πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

I’m also the one in the military (rather than hubby) and I have to concur with MightySapphire; the uniforms don’t do the women any justice. :oP

Funny this was brought up though. Hubby was telling me that he was talking to a co-worker the other day and was telling him the benefits of being married to someone in the military (the extra pay, the free insurance, the discounts, free use of gym, etc.) and his friend asked if I had any single, military, gal friends he could marry. LoL.

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