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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


109.Finding Connection, Community & Her mission to help other Defence Couples

In this week's podcast episode, I talk to Air Force Spouse Elise about making defence life work for her, connection, community and her passion to help other defence couples navigate challenges through strong communication.


Elise and I also talk about;

  • How she met her Defence Member by chance at the races
  • Forming a great friendship and both getting busy with their careers
  • Losing touch and then eventually reconnecting and deciding to be together
  • Getting engaged, married and having a baby all in a few years
  • The reality of Defence life and getting comfortable with being solo a lot
  • Deployment challenges and refusing to accept surface-level communication
  • The isolation of working from home, solo parenting and the impact on her mental health
  • Deciding not to miss out on life just because her Husband wasn’t home
  • How connecting with the Defence community had an unexpected and positive impact
  • Finding support and friendship with people who GOT IT
  • The frustration she felt knowing her career would always come second
  • The importance of finding a way for her career to work with defence life
  • Deciding to start a business to help defence couples better communicate
  • Why her online program Partners Elsewhere is about prevention to avoid crisis
  • Partnering with a Psychologist to help defence couples build strong foundations
  • How her program helps defence couples to understand what each other is feeling
  • Why the program aims to make the defence members transition home after separation easier and the flow on
  • How to get your defence member on board with giving the program a go


To find out more about Elise’s business PE Health and her specific online program for Defence Couples called Partners Elsewhere Military Relationship Program click on the link below.

For those interested in signing up for the program Elise is offering the MWL Community a 50% off discount code for the first 100 couples to sign up to the Partners Elsewhere Military Relationship Program. Use code MWL50

*Code starts 11/11/21

Ready to join the MWL community? Click through the link to get connected xx


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