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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


71.The first few years of being a Navy spouse

This week on the podcast, I talk to Morgan about the ups and downs of her first few years as a Military spouse.


Morgan and I talk about;

  • The 18 month wait for her partner to leave for initial training
  • The transition from civilian couple to a military couple
  • Her partner leaving for Cerberus and having no contact
  • Morgan's last-minute decision to move with her partner while he completed IET's
  • Not being able to find work and the impact that had on their relationship
  • Their first posting to Sydney and first deployment experience
  • What happened when Morgan found out she was pregnant just weeks into the deployment
  • Making plans to move back to be with family while she was pregnant
  • Experiencing a miscarriage with no close friends or family in location
  • How her miscarriage created a fast friendship with another spouse
  • The support Morgan received from her partner's ship, chaplain and defence
  • Her partner's emergency trip home to support her through the miscarriage
  • Posting back to their home state and how friendships changed
  • What now and what Morgan has learnt along the way

TRIGGER WARNING- This podcast episode talks about miscarriage. If this episode brings anything up for you or you feel you need to reach out for support please call the FREE counselling service OPEN ARMS. This service is available to spouses, ADF members & Veterans 24/7 on 1800 011 046.

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