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Ms. Vicki

Ms. Vicki is a native of Dallas, is married to an active-duty Soldier and has three sons. She has a Master's of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently works as a therapist with military servicemembers and their families. She provides services for a wide array of concerns such as combat stress, PTSD, couples and marital problems, depression, grief and loss, stress and coping.

Ms. Vicki also writes an advice column "Dear Ms. Vicki" that appears in the Washington Times, the Fort Campbell Courier and the Heidelberg Herald Post. Ms. Vicki also hosts an internet radio show and blogs on her community site with the Washington Times. If you want to ask Ms. Vicki for advice about your military life, please email her here.

Fooled by Scammers Posing as US Troops

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I come from Malaysia. I know this person in my Facebook. He said he's a working soldier. I feel something is wrong about this. One day, he said he needed help to get out of Yemen. He said he has a daughter and they are the only people left in his family. He lost other family members a long time ago. Maybe I had a lot of ... more

Should I Give Up on the Church Wedding?

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, Five years ago, my husband and I married in a courthouse. When my family found out, they were truly hurt we didn't go the traditional route. So we decided after my husband went through boot camp, we'd get married through the church for our families to see. Well, year after year, the wedding was put off. The past couple ... more

Will I Lose My Wife Benefits If She Has His Baby?

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I recently found out that my husband of almost a year conceived a child with another service member while deployed in Afghanistan.  She has been sending him nude pictures (which I have). On Facebook, she is tagging him to her statuses. She even has Mrs. ******* as her last name on her Instagram page. That blew me away beca... more

He Slept With My Friend in Our House

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I just found out that my husband had a relationship with my so-called friend for three months after he got back for deployment. They had sex once in our house. He also has kept this from me for a year. I checked his Facebook page and she messaged him, talking about all the details of how it happened and she wants him to tel... more

Falling Apart While My Husband's at Basic Training

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, My husband has been at basic training for two months and has one month to go. We have a three-year-old and a one-year-old. My husband always wanted to go into the military, and he decided now was the time in order to help us out financially and to fulfill his dream. I felt if I did not support him, I was a bad wife. But I'... more

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