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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


96.Finding love, Leaving Defence & Focusing on Family

In this week's podcast episode, I talk to Veteran Matt and spouse Mel about their whirlwind romance, doing long distance, transitioning out of defence and future plans.


Matt and Mel also talk about;

  • Meeting 1 week before Matt was due to post interstate
  • Having big conversations and committing to long-distance 1 week in
  • Making sacrifices, leaving family and moving to be with Matt 
  • How Mel established herself in a new location through social groups
  • The reality of future postings and the strain on their relationship
  • Thinking about leaving defence and focusing on family
  • Mel supporting Matt with his decision to leave defence
  • Why Matt started preparing for transition years before it came time
  • Finding an opportunity and the quick 3 week turn around to transition
  • What actually happens when you decide to discharge
  • Navigating the help and support available when transitioning
  • Why Matt decided to help others transitioning by starting a podcast
  • The importance of hearing others transition stories
  • Why every defence member should plan for transition ahead of time
  • What the future holds, planning for a family and building a forever home


To find out how to listen or more info about Matt’s podcast Service and Beyond follow along below


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