Running head: MILITARY SPOUSES AND THE CHALLENGES OF MILITARY 1 Military Spouses and the Challenges of Military Life DANITZA JAMES Saint Leo University MILITARY SPOUSES AND THE CHALLENGES OF MILITARY Abstract Army life is unique to say the least. The subculture, with its own language, rules, acronyms and ways, is foreign to the general population. The Global war on Terrorism has brought more awareness and certainly more curiosity about Army life. (Krajeski, 2006, 2008, p. 5).Today, more than ever, the military spouse is a pioneer who travels to strange lands, rears her
Sexton helps one visualize something as small as a baby, who is learning We first realize this stanza is about the life of a soldier when Sexton writes, “If you faced the death of bombs and bullets” (14). Soldiers witness a lot of tragedy and are put into situations where it’s a matter of life or death. Sexton writes, “You did not fondle the weakness inside you / though it was there” (18-19). When one is at war there is no doubt one may feel cowardly, but the best thing to do is not embrace it and not let fear take over. In this stanza courage can be shown through other ways. Sexton describes an event when one soldier dies for his friend. She writes, “Then his courage was not courage / it was love; love simple as shaving soap” (24-25). Even if one is not a soldier, Sexton puts it in a way anyone could relate to. Out of love people are bound to do courageous
love doesn’t exist. This quote also helps to show how the speaker’s grief over his beloved’s
possibility of losing them, but it also declares that the beauty of love is well worth the pain of
The Effects Military Deployment has on Marital Relationships Meghan GaNung Indiana University of Pennsylvania Abstract This research paper provides a theoretical perspective on the effects that military deployment has on marital relationships. The background section investigates the five different military branches, what stressors are involved for those in military relationships, and a brief history of what military relationships were like in the past. In the literature review, readers will explore research studies that have been conducted in the past five years that pertain to military couples. There are three themes that will be pointed out throughout the literature review; the psychological effects deployment has on
In a qualitative research article titled, “Resilience and Knowledge of PTSD Symptoms in Military Spouses. Awareness of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) extends the criteria for a diagnosis increase, additional cases are being disclosed among U.S. military veterans. Since the attack on September 11th on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, more than two million troops have been deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Included in the two million troops, it is roughly calculated that over 800,000 troops have seen the battlefield at least two times if not more throughout the years which they have served time of service. From results of many conflicts being fought by the United
Love is a really beautiful thing, but it isn’t everything you have to live for. In life, you will need many things other than love to survive. In “Sonnet XXX of Fatal Interview” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, a poem written as a Shakespearean sonnet, an anonymous speaker discusses how your world doesn’t revolve around love yet you need it in your your life. The sonnet starts off with the speaker’s direct objective of informing the reader “Love is not all” but ends with an opposing purpose that they would not give up love for anything. In order for the speaker to figure out the importance and value of love to themselves, they will have to learn the difference between what they truly desire and require.
Bethany Davis First Year Writing September 27, 2012 The Heart of “Joyas Voladoras” “In our time together, you claimed a special place in my heart, one I’ll carry with me forever and that no one could ever replace.”-Nicholas Sparks (Dear John).
Challenges Faced by Military Families During the National Leadership Summit on Military Families, held in 2009, Mrs. Gail McGinn, the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, delivered the keynote address for the Summit. In Mrs. McGinn’s keynote speech, she acknowledged the progress that has been made in supporting military families since the 1980’s while emphasizing the facts surrounding the issues of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mrs. McGinn stated that “the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are placing military families under more strain than at any time in the era of the All-Volunteer Force, and more needs to be done to ensure that programs and policies are able to meet current challenges” (Booth, Segal, & Place, 2009). During that Summit the top five challenges identified were; the challenges of the deployment cycle, the psychological health of military families, the access to services and consistency of
Ever since women have been apart of society and before they wanted to be treated and be alongside men in battle.But are they ready for what's out there and to see and do what men have done for thousands of years. As they have been fighting for what they for all rights that men have even though it has been very slow. With many doubting what they can do in and out of the battlefield. Though they are not as physically not as strong as men and some what not as mentally in shape also as men when older. So what they are doing are they actually ready for what is out there and are going to be physically ready.
Nicholas Sparks Nicholas Sparks brings in the most romantic and heartfelt books around anywhere from The Notebook to The longest ride have totally undoubtedly stole our hearts. Most or maybe some people can't relate to any of the stories he brings to the plate, but his stories really tug at
When writing the Daily Writing, there was a few quotes that had a lot to do with displaying the meaning of love. One of my favorite entries I wrote about was on April 3, 2018 written by the author Lewis. In this entry it discusses how love is the reason people are capable of living everyday. When I wrote this entry, I learned about myself that I do need love in order to survive. This passage made me really think of the person I can become when I don’t have love. I wish I would have provided a better example for this entry. I think it would have been stronger if I would have given an example from my past experience. I also wish I would of wrote more about the things I do have in my life that I am thankful for and that I do love. I think my entries would have showed more affection and sentimental meaning if I would have provided the love I
The greatest journey of all is the course of love. “ If true lovers are always thwarted, then it must be a rule of fate. So let's be patient as we deal with our problem. Its as normal a part of love as dreams, sighs, wishes, and tears.”Like
It’s sweet. She replied. “Love is not to forget but to forgive, not to see but to understand, not to hear but to listen, not to let go but to HOLD ON
"In a perfect world, when he's with her, he would be wishing he was with me; when he looked at her, he would be looking at me; when he smiled at her, his smile would be for me; when he thought about someone, he would be thinking about me. In a perfect world, he would realize that I'm the one he was supposed to be with & I would still be standing here waiting for him still when he finally knows this. But this isn't a perfect world and people do get hurt. Because how can you give your dreams to someone else, yet share your dreams with me? Sometimes the truest love is the love that can never be"