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MilSpouse Burnout: When Life Leaves You Weary

Burnout is defined as emotional exhaustion from long-term mental stress. Some definitions relate it specifically to occupational stress and diminished interest in work, but “work” in reality can be anything that is continuously expected to be done on a daily basis. I remember feeling burned out towards the end of my semester in college, butContinue Reading “MilSpouse Burnout: When Life Leaves You Weary”

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Has Social Media Devalued the Golden Rule?

I would describe social media as one of those things we can’t live with, but we can’t live without. Living with it means constant distraction from kids, family, work, or anything else we should be paying more attention to. Yet living without it means being so far removed from the rest of the world, thatContinue Reading “Has Social Media Devalued the Golden Rule?”

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Program Expands to Get Military Spouses Back to Work

2016 is going to be your year – yes you, military spouse. While the unemployment rate of veterans is in decline, the number of military spouses out of work has remained steady at 30 percent. Hiring our Heroes (HOH), an initiative founded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help military-affiliated job seekers, is expandingContinue Reading “Program Expands to Get Military Spouses Back to Work”

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MilSpouses Unplugged: 5 Reasons Connecting to the Spouse Community isn’t Always Easy

When I was busy planning my wedding to my military fiancé, I was also building up plenty of ideas in my mind for how I would soon be meeting other spouses and making many new friends. I pictured hosting get-togethers, attending unit functions, and even volunteering to lead whatever organized spouse groups liked to putContinue Reading “MilSpouses Unplugged: 5 Reasons Connecting to the Spouse Community isn’t Always Easy”