Advice for dating someone in the military
talk to other spouses your your boyfriend’s trade honestly about what it’s looked like for them.Military life tends to take over a bit from time to time, but remember your individuality. Doing this will help your survive long deployments and separations so much better.Connect with others in your community through Facebook groups, blogs and community events.Use this as a time to weigh the positives and negatives of this life.Take time to really consider what it looks like long term, consider the possibility of moves (and not just the exotic possibilities but the very real not ideal possibilities), deployments, training, absences…
Learn beneficial ways to improve communication in your relationship. Learn to grow and establish trust with your significant other.Honesty and trust are the foundation for every strong military relationship.There is rarely a week that passes where I don’t hear from a military girlfriend.She is seeking support, friendship and acceptance into the military community.
Of course, there are a few military girlfriends who give the title a bad name. They take advantage of service members and make poor choices.Having a life in addition to the one with your service member will help you remember who you are as a person.