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Military Life

139 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


125.Building a Life together & Open Communication

In this week's podcast episode, I speak with Navy spouse Rae about future plans with her Defence member, Open Communication and deciding whether Defence life will be a long-term plan.


Rae and I also talk about;

  • Meeting each other through an online dating app
  • Finding out three weeks in that he was planning on joining the Navy
  • Being naive to what becoming a defence couple would mean
  • Her partners 2.5 year wait to be accepted into the Navy
  • The shift from being a civilian couple to a defence couple
  • The impact of COVID, separation due to training and uncertainty
  • Being solo and using it as a chance to focus on herself
  • Coming back together after training and moving in together
  • The importance of communicating with each other
  • Figuring out whether defence life is a long-term plan
  • The sacrifices and compromises both were willing to make
  • Planning a wedding and thinking about starting a family
  • Coping with anxiety and the uncertainty of defence life
  • The first experience with DHA and how draining the process was
  • Feeling supported by other defence partners and online communities
  • Looking after her mental health and accessing professional help


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