One thing I didn’t realize when I was in the military was how much some of my training would translate into my everyday life. For example, doing layouts have made vacations, packing, and packing diaper bags a breeze. Or when it comes to security at our house or out on the road, being able to identify potential risk factors and solve them quickly is super helpful. This can be great if you’re considering starting a family or looking for financial security with your relationship. I’m Lauren Tamm, and I’m passionate about helping parents, teachers, caregivers and military spouses discover simple tools that minimize stress, create peace and build connection.

How to Live a Full Life (Without Compromising on What Truly Matters)

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces initially said in an update Thursday that all Russian military units had pulled out of the town of Nova Kakhovka on the east bank of the Dnipro River. New Zealand national Kane Te Tai has died in Ukraine, a spokesperson from New Zealand’s government said in a statement to CNN. The two men are expected to discuss Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Service members may miss birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations, holidays, births, deaths, etc. If it’s a tradition that so-and-so always dresses up as Santa for Christmas, then you must be ok with either celebrating without him/her or arranging Christmas for another time. At one point or another, you will have to live quite a distance from family (unless you’re really lucky). You will most likely move a lot and these places will most likely be places you’ve never been before. Or perhaps your service member may get moved to somewhere far and you decide to stay back.

The Coast Guard is a branch of the armed forces but falls under theDepartment of Homeland Security. The scammers usually steal pictures of other people and communicate with their victims online instead of in person. Usually, communication happens online, written via electronic means, or by a phone call to avoid showing their real face. If they have few friends and their friends do not seem to interact with their posts, that is cause for some concern.

He called me daily and he’d always dog down what they were doing to make me feel as though everything was okay when it definitely was not okay. But you do get free healthcare and money for housing (again, if you’re married), and that’s about the only cool part. I’m so glad my husband finished out his contract and is out of there. I dated a guy in the Naval Reserves, and I have a family member in the Army. Trusting him is one thing but having trust in yourself and the role that you play in the relationship is equally important as well.


For many couples, this helps them grow up as individuals and also helps their connection grow, too. The dating app is filled with single women and men who are Christian, and who may also be more open to dating someone in the military if they feel it’s what God has planned for them. Full transparency, Christian Mingle is not going to be a good option if you aren’t serious about your faith or it’s just something you put on your dog tags for fun. The app is truly a community of Christian singles looking for someone to marry. Okay, I know this is supposed to be about advice on how to date other military members, but there needs to be a disclaimer up-front because things can get real messy. First off, it’s probably best not to date anyone from your same unit.

I don’t know how you all can have your husbands gone for so long, I admire you all for that. I miss him and I’m worried for him everyday. He’s such a good person and I so selfishly need him to come home.

A marriage or relationship for military spouses means more independent living than codependent exchanges. Meaning, your husband or boyfriend cannot be your emergency/first call in any given situation. Dating someone in the military means dating a widely-learned man. As such, he will know so many things that would require you to live his life to understanding. Yes, it is a tough life to live and if you aren’t strong enough to do this most times, your relationship with your man might not last.

So when he is ordered to relocate across the country, or sent on deployment, or assigned TDY on your anniversary, that’s what’s going to happen. If it’s easy now, it won’t be later; but if you’re struggling now, just know that the storm won’t last forever. If nothing else, know that everything you’re going through has been gone through before by someone else, and you are not — and never Available at will be — alone. And it will either scare you, anger you, or simply remind you of the benefits of your relationship. Whether you intend to marry your service member or not, the relentless jokes on money-hungry significant others can definitely make you feel awful. Even if that’s not your intent, the idea that others perceive you as a gold-digger of sorts can make you feel just terrible.

Their days start at around 6 am and end at midnight. My boyfriend will have over 20 credit hours next year on top of clubs, sports and military duties. My cadet gets about two weeks of summer break. I can say I’ve lost more than one classmate because of their inappropriate relationships with enlisted members of the Coast Guard. Maybe the Coast Guard is a little harder on it than the Marine Corps?