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Military Life

141 EpisodesProduced by Beck RaynerWebsite

Welcome to the Military Life Podcast- a podcast telling the stories of everyday Australian Military partners.Listen in to hear from others who are living this military life (Defence Life), juggling all the things on the daily, just like you and I. Let's connect and support each other by telling our … read more

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67.First posting, COVID & coming to terms with being a Defence Family

This week on the podcast I talk to RAAF spouse Jess about her first posting experience and coming to terms with being a defence spouse.

 

 

Jess and I also talk about;

 

  • How she went from no connection to defence to being engaged, married with two kids and on a first posting in under 4 years
  • Being naive to the reality of what being a defence spouse would mean because of the "love bubble" effect
  • Still trying to come to terms with the idea of being a defence family even after moving to their first posting location
  • Feeling like they aren't a real defence family because they haven't experienced separation or deployment yet
  • COVID and the impact it has had on making connections and finding supports in their new location
  • Coming to terms with accessing help and accepting that she is entitled to support no matter what her situation
  • Acknowledging her feelings are valid even if it seems like someone else has it harder than her
  • Excitement at being able to get out into the community and make friends and supports when COVID restrictions ease

 

Ready to join the MWL community? Click through the link to get connected xx
www.militarywifelife.com.au

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