Anonymous asked: so, were you actually claiming that military love is better than any other? cos i didn't read it that way but clearly some people did. xxxx
Of course I wasn’t. Everyone’s relationship is different isn’t it? It was about the sort of people who say stuff to me, and many other wives I know, like, ‘I couldn’t be with a man in the military’, or, ‘How can you have a real relationship when he’s never here?’ They’re usually the people who I have to listen to moan about how their boyfriend/husband left them at the weekend to go watch sports or, he didn’t send a good morning/night text etc. etc. The point was that, being in a military relationship, you experience such heightened emotions of love, loss, excitement, loneliness etc. that people who have relationships where they’re on top of each other all the time, don’t experience. They don’t understand that it’s not a burden to be with a man in the military; it’s exciting and I certainly would never trade this lifestyle for the comfort of a humdrum, certain life.