Yes, yes, yes. It’s an honor and a privilege to be married to a noble member of the military. We should be thanking them for all they do to selflessly serve this country. Does that mean that they don’t have to empty the dishwasher?
Recently we polled our SpouseBuzz readers to find out what spouses could do to make their own military lives better. They thought they should work on their own careers. Find out what else they wanted to do here.
But reader Toby called us on our premise. Toby thought the list should be full of things the service member could do better for the family. Toby wrote:
Too often, there is pressure on spouses to be "better" at military life. Military life would be better for all families if the service members were pressured to do the FAMILY side of their job better.That seemed like kind of a good idea. We at SpouseBuzz are big believers in the idea that everyone can always be getting a little bit better -- and that includes our service members.
We are also big believers in the idea that you only have a limited amount of time so you should apply yourself to the things that make the biggest difference to yourself and the people you love.