Coping with Military Deployment
I met and married my husband when we were both in the military. He had already decided to become a career soldier, while I decided that one hitch was enough for me. We spent our first few married years stationed in some fascinating places, and then we decided it was time to put down roots and start a family.
G.I. Wife and Jack
I was 25 when my husband announced that he loved his old friend, Jack Daniels, more than he loved me and our two-year-old son. It took months for me to accept my husband’s departure and years for me to understand the undeniable lure of liquor to an alcoholic. It took me to a midpoint to find my soul mate.
Woes of constant travel
Life Upon The Wicked Road
As a working actor, I am constantly on the go, and, like so many other people whose jobs involve continual traveling, I often go for long periods without seeing my partner. There are also many other things I don't see for long periods including, for instance, the cat, who always contrives to be MIA when I do touch home base, my favorite black tshirt, which has been AWOL for several years now and, of course, my sanity...
Four years ago, I was traveling back home to Mississippi from a conference in New York City. I found myself seated next to an attractive man. I noticed he was reading a book by James Patterson, one of my favorite writers. I got the nerve to ask him about the book and from there our conversation took off. I was excited because here was an attractive man with whom I had much in common. Best of all, he seemed interested in me also.
Child of an away from home parent
My Experience As a Child of an Away from Home Parent
Being the child of an away from home parent was quite difficult for me. As a child, I struggled for attention as the eldest of two children. My sister was four years younger than I was and I was often given a brunt of the chores because I was older than she was. My mother was a business person and also attended college at night when we were very young. She would get home after midnight and travel for weeks at a time to different countries which began when I was five years old.
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