Life Of A Military Significant Other Essay

1880 Words Oct 14th, 2016 8 Pages
The life of a military significant other is one ever so admired. Many people think this is absolutely something that they’d love, to be in a relationship with a soldier; others, wouldn’t ever dream of it. Though, many look upon it as such a romantic life style. Well, news flash, it’s a royal pain in the ass. You can go days, weeks, sometimes even months without having the chance to speak to one another. So many that are in this lifestyle, though they may hate it, they love it. They all know that even though it may be rough for a while, it’ll be worth it in the end. I just so happen to be the other half of a soldier. No, I wasn’t born into this culture/lifestyle, in fact I don’t think you could be. I was adopted into this culture when William first went to MEPS in September of 2015. That was when he officially became a soldier and I became a military significant other. That was also the beginning of not having the chance to speak to one another for an extended period of time. Though, it was only a three-day length of time, we hadn’t gone a day without talking to one another in about a half a year. Still, that was the time I realized it was something I would need to adjust to, as unfortunate that it may have been. Next, he had his basic training to become and infantry man. For those unfamiliar with the Army’s basic training to become an infantryman (I am not familiar with other fields in the Army to give any details about their training), six months with no…

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