(Closed) Anyone out there going to be or is a police officers wife?

posted 7 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

There’s a few of us milling around.  We’ve been together with him being a police officer for almost 6 years now, so I’ve gotten used to entertaining myself.  I’ll make plans with other friends from work, take an evening exercise class, or just stay home and relax.  I definitely miss him, but make an effort to do special things on the times that we actually have a weekend off together.

A lot of us try to keep personal details to a minimum, but feel free to PM is you’re ever bored and need someone to commiserate πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Irishb: Haha, your question wasn’t too personal at all. 

I don’t know if you’ve noticed that if you complain about being lonely/him working all the time to other people, you tend to get a spiel about “noble careers” and being “needed by the community” when sometimes all you want is to complain and get a little sympathy because your Halloween was boring or something.  I personally try to keep the real deal of how much it sucks sometimes off the main parts of the ‘bee to avoid these kinds of comments, but will happily engage in a cop wife to cop wife vent session πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Me! And you can always PM me for a cop FI/wife vent also πŸ™‚ It does get really lonely because he works nights, so I spend my weekends otherwise entertaining myself while he’s sleeping during the day. I also get so worried sometimes. On the upside, I am SO proud of him. I feel like he really exemplifies what a good officer should be.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If its possible for you, make friends with other police officer or even fire dept or EMS couples. They understand the stress, the schedules, etc. I don’t know many other people who flip out if they see a police administrator’s vehicle driving in their neighborhood while their spouse is at work – because for us we’re worried they’re going to pull up in the driveway and tell us something bad has happened to our husband/wife. 

I also can’t stress enough that its important to let him debrief with you if he needs to, but also don’t let it consume you two! I have an extremely high-stress nursing job, and he sees some pretty terrible things on his shifts, but we vent where we need to and refuse to dwell on it. We try to focus on fun things to do together instead πŸ™‚ 

I definitely couldn’t write a how-to book on how to be a cop wife, but there are a lot of great and funny blogs out there, and we’re just learning as we go. Definitely a different life, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything! πŸ™‚

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