How to handle sudden deployments

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Deployments might be a fact of military life, but that doesn’t mean you have to like them. One that wasn’t on the schedule and didn’t give you time to adequately prepare is even less enjoyable. Thankfully, the fine folks at have some really good tips, including setting goals of things to do before your loved one returns; realizing that you’ll have bad days, but they will pass; and sticking to the truth, rather than rumors.

Perhaps the two best pieces of advice are to reach out to others, and make sure to treat yourself to something nice.

The first one can make all the difference, as you really aren’t alone, and others might have ideas that can help you get through it. And the second one is to remind yourself that, as a spouse, you’ve earned something nice—and it doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, either.

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Scott Cahill has extensive military policy and financial services experience. A former national security advisor for the House of Representatives, he’s a Naval War College graduate and attended the Joint Military Intelligence College. He also served as a banking, tax policy, and budget advisor for several Members of Congress, and has helped develop an award-winning consumer financial education program. Follow Scott on Google+.

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