- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
Hey military wives (or bees or FI’s!). My Fiance is deploying in August, a few months after the wedding. We had the pre-deployment brief for families a few weeks ago, and there were a few classes about emotions around deployments, meeting the FRG, and how to prepare legally for deployments.
Ever since that meeting, I’ve been noticing a lot of the..symptoms? of pre-deployment. I am much more irritable than normal. I get annoyed at people breathing too loudly, and when people cut me off driving, I could just run them off the road. Worst of all, my entire attitude is just…worst. Instead of a “normal” day being about a 6.5/10, a “normal” day has become about a 4. things that shouldn’t get me down just send me into a funk for hours at a time. I’m also having a really hard time focusing on school. I just don’t care about my homework, and I only have a year left, so that’s a really bad thing to be feeling!
Any suggestions? I already exercise regularly (I’m also in the Army!), eat well, get enough rest, etc. I’m more calm about the deployment than I thought I would be. Perhaps my fear is simply manifesting in these symptoms? I don’t know..but I don’t feel like myself and it’s not fair to Fiance to deal with moody and irritable me for another six months. Ugh!