Tip #61 Seek Support
Most people don’t reach out for help until they are in a crisis. We aren’t going to wait! I have been 8 months without my husband and have only shared a house, kids and room with him for just over 150 days in 3 years. I know that we are going to need counseling so I am not going to wait or feel embarrassed about it. I am also not going to fall into the trap of saying we don’t have enough time to go – we have to make the time. I have time to watch TV so I have time to go to counseling. We also cannot use the excuse that it is too much money as there are tons of free services for military members and families – we are going to use the services offered to us. We are both committed to making the time. I know that there are definitely families where both couples aren’t committed and ready to go but at the least make an appointment for yourself so that you can have a neutral person with no emotional ties or investment in your relationship to talk to. I am lucky we are both ready and willing but if my husband wasn’t, I would go anyway.
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