Learn to Accept Help When It’s Offered.
Has a neighbor proposed to watch the children for a few hours? Say yes. Has a relative hinted that he’ll mow the lawn? Say yes. Has a friend said she’d like to bring you a meal? Yes! Yes! Yes! Though military spouses are used to doing many things on their own—and doing them well—the challenges of deployment tax even the most accomplished servicemembers’ spouses. If you feel like you can’t accept help without providing something in kind, simply ask how you can return the favor.