How to overcome ‘emotional cycle of deployment’ as a military spouse

Guardian staff writer

FORT POLK, La. — For many military couples, the possibility of a deployment is the constant “elephant in the room.” We know it can happen at any time, but do not want to dwell on that fact. When my husband enlisted in the

Army, I knew this was the case, but I don’t think I ever fully processed the idea of him actually going on a deployment until his orders came in.

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