Long-distance relationships from a military perspective (part 1)

As she goes through a temporary, long-distance relationship, Turi looks at how military spouses keep the family unit together when their partner is absent with Star Henderson, army veteran and co-founder of Army Wife Network. Star walks Turi through her journey as a National Guard wife and how she and another military wife founded the support network for military spouses and families.

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Sgt. Tom Mula kissing his son Tommy, 2 while his wife Kim hugs him as he stepped off the bus that was carrying some members of the Illinois National Guard returning after spending a year in Iraq during a ceremony at the Crestwood Armory in Robbins, Illinois on Wednesday April 26, 2006. (Chicago Tribune photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo)

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5 Comments to “Long-distance relationships from a military perspective (part 1)”

    Corrie_B said:
    March 20, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    What an awesome interview! Star could have been answering many of these questions in my own voice. I'm so glad that you included the military voice on this subject, Turi. Many times people forget (or don't really think about) the personal sacrifices that our military members and their families make. It's often the little day-to-day stuff more than the big stuff that can wear a person down.

    Kudos on a great piece!

    Jenny said:
    March 21, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Guys who are plan to enter military must know this consequences. It's really hard to be separated from your family or someone you love. It's one of the biggest sacrifice to our heroes.

    Army Wives Club said:
    March 22, 2013 at 6:18 PM
    Army Wives Club said:
    March 22, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    How do you stay connected while you are seperated from your military spouse? Whether it's a field exercise or deployment, milestones happen. Check out what we've pinned!
    http://armywivesclub.blogspot.com/2013/02/deploym

    Jenny Edwards said:
    March 27, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    This was a great interview. I actually set up a support group online to help couples in this situation. I have a lot of military soldiers in my family and I have seen how it can effect different people. I'm hoping to grow this group and have people give others encouragement in their long distance journey. Regards. – Jenny http://www.longdistancerelationshipadvicehq.com

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