Over our 28 years of marriage, Art and I have been separated quite a few times. Not separated as in “legally separated”, but separated by circumstances. Almost every year while he was in the Air Force Art had two or three week mission trips away. In 1995 he was gone for six weeks to NCO Academy in Texas (he even missed Bud’s first birthday).
Then in 2012, Art went back to school, in Oregon. The only problem was that we were living in California. That time we were separated for three months – possibly the hardest three months of my life.
Fortunately, we have never been separated for extended periods of time as some military couples have. One thing we learned during all those separations was how important it is to check in with each other as much as possible. We always tried to maintain the closeness we feel when we are together, even though we were so many miles apart.
More recently, we’ve discovered how important it is to take care of ourselves individually. By nurturing ourselves body and soul, we are better able to maintain a healthy relationship with each other.
Are you a military spouse who needs some support in finding your own well-being?
Together InDependent and Corie have partnered to interview ten leaders in individual and relationship wellness. The event mission is to inspire spouses to achieve health and wellness independently in mind, body, and emotion and positively impact your military marriage. EVERY VIP REGISTERED participant receives a 1-year membership to Thrive Market (Retail Value $60) and a chance to win PRIZES from vendors like emeals, Elva Resa Publishing, Gaia, Green Chef , QALO rings, R.Riveter, Zest Tea, ZZZBears and many more.
The Summit begins Monday, October 17 and ends Friday, October 22 with a bonus day on Saturday when we announce our big grand-prize winner donated by Military Benefit Association!
Listen online! Join us while on a walk enjoying the fall weather or tearing it up at the gym. For our General Admission participants, the recordings will available during the week of the event (Oct. 17-23). VIP participants will be able to download all recordings after the summit for unlimited use.
Use discount code “EarlyBird” for $12 off VIP admission if you register before October 1!!
Registration is now open!! Won’t you join me?