Post # 47
@ellyse: Im in college while he will be at the training(8 months) so I guess that helps a little. Do those books have have bad endings? Sorry to ask, but I refuse to read anything bad that has happened to an officer because all I will do is dwell, worry, make myself sick, etc. There was a trooper that got killed right around the time my Fiance brought this up. I cried, and cried. Also, I am a very bad worrier.
Post # 48
Nice to see this thread revived. I probably mentioned this five months ago, but just in case, I highly recommend this book to all police officers and their families that want to understand the physiological effects of the career and make a conscious effort to mitigate the effects.
My husband’s been an officer for 7 years, and we’ve been together about that long, and married for three. It definitely has it’s ups and downs and craziness.
@southerncutie7: I’m always more than happy to chat about our experiences, so feel free to PM anytime!
Post # 49
@SapphireSun: I actually started a thread called Marrying a Trooper, then I felt silly because as soon as I posted it I came across this one. I do not want to become apart of that ‘statistic.’ I love him dearly.
I have to admit when he first brought it up, I refused. We fought and fought about it.
Thank you for the advice. And I’m sure I will be ‘stalking’ these posts when time gets closer and closer for him to leave.
Post # 50
@southerncutie7: A Chip on My Shoulder is written from the perspective of a CHP wife and is more a guide to marriage. Bullets in the Washing Machine is a collection of stories, both good and bad, from families across the country.
The book @SapphireSun: mentioned was reccomended at his academy’s family night. I haven’t gotten around to reading it.. yet!
I am in college too while my Fiance is at the academy about 20 minutes away. Keeping busy has been really helpful but we also do a lot of study dates : ) However, I had to stop helping him with arrest technique. It’s way too rough for my little wrists!
Post # 51
@ellyse: You got lucky on the distance. His training is a good 4+ hours away from where live, 5+ where I go to school.
And might I add, from your picture, ya’ll are adorable together.
Post # 52
@southerncutie7: We got lucky on distance but he is not guaranteed a job afterwards and we are paying his way through.
And thanks! This is one of the only engagement pictures we took that we look somewhat normal. haha.