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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


111.Open Communication, Making Friends & Family First

In this week's podcast episode, I talk to Air Force Spouse Catherine about keeping the lines of communication open with your defence member, making friends and putting family first.


Catherine and I also talk about;

  • Meeting her now-husband in an unusual way in an unexpected place
  • Becoming friends and learning that they had so much in common
  • Being upfront and honest about the extra challenges they may face as a defence couple
  • Dating, becoming engaged soon after and just months later getting married
  • Spending more time apart than together during their first year of marriage
  • An overseas posting with 3 weeks notice and how she made it work
  • Coming to terms with leaving her job and not working while overseas
  • Making the most of their time overseas and the challenge of making friends
  • A possible promotion on the horizon and what that will mean for their family
  • What is best for their family and whether that includes defence
  • Her teaching career and being upfront with employers about long term commitments
  • The challenge of making friends and nurturing relationships when posting in and out
  • Not knowing what support you need until you need it and figuring out how to find it


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