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Encouragement for military spouses.

Military families make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, and the challenges they face are unique. Whether you're looking for military family support or simply want to learn more, join host Jen McDonald as we discuss it all: getting through the separations that go along with training and deployments, moving around the world, seeing the one you love leave for war, raising kids in the military, finding your own place as a military spouse, and strengthening your military marriage.

A military spouse of nearly three decades herself and the author of the book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, Jen doesn't shy away from the hard topics, while providing a practical, humorous look at military life. Military life can be hard, but it’s also amazing in so many ways. We're only stronger together. Tune in each week to hear a new personal journey.

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Oct 2, 2019

How to Make Friends as a Military Spouse

The traditional PCS season is winding down, so let’s talk about making friends! Whether you’ve just moved or you’re the one left behind, getting yourself out there and connecting can feel challenging.

On this episode, I’m joined by Tara Howes (who was the first guest on the podcast on Episode 1!) and between us, we share over 50 years of experience at navigating the military spouse world (yes, 50, that’s not a typo!). We’re longtime friends, and we keep the conversation comfortable and light.

Listen in as we discuss the phases of friendship and ideas for finding friends, whether you’re a brand new spouse or have been at this a while. We’ll also talk about ways to connect with others if you’re childless, have small children, working/not working, or your kids are older. We cover it all!

Come along for a laugh and some very practical tips. We’re not just complaining about the problem—we’re giving you some strategies to use, whether you naturally make friends or are more introverted.

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