Open Yourself Up to a New Community
If you’ve never connected with a military spouse group, deployment is the perfect time to introduce yourself to the community of spouses who know exactly what you’re feeling. (If your deployed partner is a Reservist and there is no military community nearby, search for online discussion groups where support and advice is available 24/7.) Conversely, if you’re already a part of a military group, seeking out those from a different sphere may be a welcome relief. Keep your spiritual wits about you by searching for a faith community, a book club, a walking group, or any new gathering that will give you something interesting to do during an otherwise difficult time.