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It is a lot of work to break down those barriers and gain enough trust for him open up and be vulnerable. You need to understand this and realize how difficult it is. However, for those who do, there is nothing wrong with that.
Just keep in mind that the chances of him wanting to open up and talk about it — let alone seek help — are slim to none, at least at first.
This will be trying for you, but imagine how he feels. Military men have likely traveled to parts of the world you have not, and can tell you facts about different cultures/countries/states. Military men are used to being thrown into countries and situations with which they are unfamiliar, so when traveling, always expect to have a great navigator around.
Expect sleepless nights, and bouts of being on the receiving end of awkward silences. You need to try your hardest to understand, get him to eventually talk about it (preferably to a professional) and pretty much avoid all triggers — like war movies. You will be inundated with more random facts about places like the Middle East or the South than you care to cram into your brain. I won a round of trivia just because I knew the currency in Bahrain. I am a sucker for someone who is passionate about his work. They are modern day heroes; if that’s not something to be proud of, I’m not quite sure what is! Basically, dating a Generation Y military man is no different than dating anyone else. His may be unimaginable to you, but that does not make him any better or worse.
But more importantly, after the first few Marine Corps Balls, you will have an entire set of cool glassware commemorating the various years of the USMC’s birthday.
After you haven’t been together for seven or eight months, all those things that annoy you about your hubby seem cute again… By the time he starts to get on your nerves, he will be gearing up for that next deployment. but man, oh man, there is something to be said about the attention (and marriage lovin’) you will get from your Marine after he has been sleeping in the sand next to smelly men for seven months!
I may need to buy all new furniture…or knock down a few walls, or something.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Cellar Door, the personal blog of Gabrielle Puglia. You need to understand that the military is a brotherhood.
We all know that the Corps likes to dish out mandatory fun for our Marines.
But one of my favorite parts of being a Marine spouse is the mandatory honeymoon.
Don’t waste time looking at fancy glassware to serve up mixed drinks with your friends.