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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


120.The First Year of Spouse Life, Long Distance & Future Plans

In this week's podcast episode, I talk to new spouse Mika about the first year of defence life and making long-distance work.


Mika and I also talk about;

  • Starting off as friends and building strong foundations
  • Making the decision to start dating while Alex was away at training
  • Having big discussions about future plans early on
  • Not seeing each other for 7 months due to COVID and border closures
  • How being separated helped with their communication
  • Staying flexible with plans and accepting what you can’t control
  • Making the decision to stay separated until Alex is posted to one location
  • What being a Submariners partner is likely to be like
  • Looking forward to being part of the tight-knit Submariner community in WA
  • Plans to build strong support networks once they do post to WA
  • Why their relationship is yet to be recognised by defence
  • Making sure they both have their own interests to focus on
  • Their excitement to be together and start living defence life


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