How much easier it is because I'm married.
To a soldier. In the lowest pay grade in the Army. Who does 8 months + away per year. With no contact.
September/October he will be in PNG, in the jungle, no contact.
Yeah, it's just like your husbands overnight business trip.
I get soooo much emotional support from my husband when he's away.
The financial benefits outstrip the negatives. Right. We have over $8,000 in bills because we were posted to a known high crime area and insurance only covers so much. It's more than 4 times his fortnightly wage in under 1 week!!! But we're so better off.
And you know what, I can handle it, it's not easy but I'm strong and confident as a parent. Until someone says oh so knowingly that I have no idea what it's like to parent alone.
I don't know what it's like to be single, but I sure as heck know what it's like to parent alone.