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The Unspoken Fear from a Military Spouse

The Unspoken Fear from a Military Spouse

“There’s an Elephant in the room, and it’s been around since the word ‘deployment’ first escaped from my husband’s lips.⁠

Sometimes the Elephant is actually in another room. Out of sight, out of mind.⁠

I obviously prefer it that way.⁠

Because sometimes the Elephant isn’t just in the same room with me; it’s in my face and sitting on my chest, crushing the ability to catch my breath; making it impossible to breathe and even harder to even think straight.⁠”