Hitting a Deployment Trough


I've been a out of sorts lately, and I think I've finally figured it out. At first, I thought that it was just the usual monotony of a deployment that's been going on for a while. The gung-ho attitude is starting to wear off and the whole family has been a little more cantankerous than usual. However, I think it might be actually a little more logical than that.

My husband is about 3 months into his deployment. Because we're Navy, this should be the half-way point of a regular 6-7 monther. Though I hadn't been thinking about it consciously, I think that my subconscious has been counting and figures that the half-way there endorphins should be kicking in any moment now. Of course, since this is a year deployment, those triumphant feelings aren't coming along any time soon. And the whole thing had left me feeling low.

It doesn'tbother me as much nowthat I have an idea what'sgoing on. Yeah, it is going to be longer than we're used to, but nothing that I can't manage. Those happy thoughts are just going to have to come back and take up residence, and I mean now!

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