I am not a therapist, social worker or doctor of any kind. I am a wife of an Active Duty Service Member, Mother, Writer, Designer, Friend, and this is a Blog, not WebMD. Any advice given is done so from “one spouse to another” and while done so with best intentions and years of experience, it is just my opinion and just my advice. Please seek professional help when needed.
Legally, Morally and Just because I can…..
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“Anything But Dependent” is a weekly spouse Column that has been published in Military Publications such as, The Periscope Newspaper. The Name and it’s contents belong to it’s author (Marie Hobson) and cannot be reproduced without permission or proper credit given.
OPSEC: (Operations Security)
Please no discussion of unit / ship / boat movements, dates, command names, port calls, destinations, mail drops, homecomings, peoples names in connection with a command, no spreading rumors, no causing hate and discontent. In regards to OPSEC, posts may not always be in “present time”. Example: If writing a post about deployment, that does not mean “the husband” is deployed. If I write about a current situation such as dry dock, shift work, refit, forward deployments, port calls, etc, I will wait to post these. If you read a post on this, it has been written at an earlier date and I have waited to post so that I do not give the location of a boat at any given time. I never write about the boats condition or status. I want to keep my husband and your spouses/family SAFE!!
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