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Military Life

140 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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105.Living with a Disability and deciding not to post with her Husband

In this week's podcast episode, I talk to Air Force Spouse Donna about Defence life, living with a Disability and deciding not to post with her Husband.

 

Donna and I also talk about;

  • Meeting each other, buying a house within 6 months and moving in together
  • Being legally blind and recognised as a dependent with special needs
  • The extra challenges Donna needs to consider when it comes to being legally blind and moving
  • How Donna learnt to enjoy her own company early on in their relationship
  • Why having an understanding employer when it comes to defence life and having a disability has made all the difference
  • Deciding MWDU and not posting with the defence member will work best for their family
  • Why being able to continue her career and have a family support network close is just as important as her defence member’s career
  • The sacrifices Donna would have to make if she did post with her defence member and why MWDU is the best choice at the moment
  • Why having the ability and choice to change her mind about being MWDU gives Donna comfort
  • The difficulty and overwhelm in accessing support and services via defence organisations and the happy balance Donna has now found
  • How COVID restrictions and lockdowns have had a positive impact on her family with regards to postings and staying together as a family
  • Why going with the flow as a spouse is a good thing but not necessarily easy when you are a planner

 

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

 

 

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