What to do…

posted 3 years ago in Military
Post # 3
10902 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@soccergal7898:  Are you someone who practices a faith? If so, you may be able to connect with a good church in your area and make some new, supportive friends who may be able to help you.

I have always been amazed at the wonderful church families that have existed at the churches where I’ve been a member or have attended.  They have been so welcoming and so helpful, taking meals to families with new babies or those who have had surgery, or those whose loved ones have died; stepping up to be there to help provide support to single moms or those whose husbands or SOs have deployed or have been incarcerated or otherwise unavailable.

You may find a whole new group of friends who will be there for you during this time.

Post # 4
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@soccergal7898:  Is there any kind of support available for military wives on/from  the base? Most often, there will always be someone to help. They just need to know that you need help.

Post # 5
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@soccergal7898:  Are you working in your new location?  Could you stay with family for the last month or so?

Post # 6
2895 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i would find out about any organizations/groups/classes on base (assuming you live on or near base) to help you meet and get to know other wives.

i’m not sure about other branches, but the marines have a program called l.i.n.k.s. and it’s basically a group that offers support to military families. they have classes every so often and they cover the basics of the marines/military, dealing with deployments, moving, and all the programs/services available on base. so if you can find a program like that they would definitely be able to steer you in the right direction.

if that’s not an option, contact your FRO and they can help you out too.

good luck!

Post # 7
5160 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m so sorry to hear that.  How tough.

Is it possible for you to have a family member such as your mother or sister come to stay with you during that time?  Many people do this, especially if they have family who doesn’t work full time (SAHM or retired).


If not, I would suggest that you travel back home and stay with your parents after your husband deploys, assuming that you have a good relationship and that this is possible.  That way you won’t be alone and will have a support structure in place.


Post # 9
5815 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hire a doula. They will be there for you during labor and birth.

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