Kimberly - posted on 01/06/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am moving back home about 3 months before my husband deploys. Reason being, I am pregnant and he doesn't want me to have to move myself in case they deploy early (which could actually be possible). We have a 2 1/2 year old. And I have to move before I am 28 weeks because it's difficult to find another OB/GYN after reaching that point. So I will be moving in with my mother-in-law and I'm not sure I'm going to be ok. To be honest, my husbands family does not support him in his decision to be in the military. They never have and their views are way off base with what the military does. I would move in with my dad but he is newly married and I don't know his wife at all as of yet. I'm just nervous because I know I will not be receiving ay support from anyone back home. I am so afraid of becoming depressed while there because of the lack of support for my husband and myself. I would move somewhere else, but we are trying to save money and get our credit scores up to buy a house, when he returns. Any advice on how to handle the non-supportive families?
My husband thought I was joking when I told him about the lack of support from his family the last time he was deployed, we went home for Christmas and he heard it first hand. I think maybe he's a little nervous now as well. But he really wants to buy a house. So this is the only way we can think to help make that happen. I just don't want to deal with all the negativity that stems mostly from his family. It happens in my family as well but only by my 2 siblings. I tell them off most of the time. But my husband has 4 siblings, his mom and Grandma who all disapprove of him being in the military. I just don't want to go crazy or bother my husband with any of the negativity while he is deployed. He doesn't need that, but neither do I. So any advice on getting his family to shut up about it?