Andrea - posted on 10/25/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
Did any of you have any strained relationships or friendships while your husband was deployed? I looked it up a little on the internet, but didn't find much info. I thought, if I'm going through this chances are there is someone on here that has felt this way now or in the past. I feel like I have pushed everyone away from me. I pushed family away because they were unsupportive...I can count on 1 hand how many times my husbands family has been there for us..we are 10 months almost 11 months into our 12 month deployment. I don't want to set myself up and think, maybe they'll help..if I know they aren't there, its easier for me to cope. I have 1 friend that has been there for me in the good and the bad, but now I have to accept a friend of hers who continually screws her over, or I will loose her friendship. My friend tells me she is pulling away from me because I don't accept her guy friend. So I feel like I have pushed everyone away from me. Has anyone felt this? Maybe I am just so stubborn that I don't see straight, or maybe I am just fed up without having my husband home and I'm acting different. If you've seen anything on the internet on Emotional stresses on us as wives, please forward it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.