My husband is an Officer in the Canadian Army. This means occasionally he is assigned to a mission that takes him away from home. This is called a deployment. Some training assignments are short, only a few weeks long. Some are much longer and can be up to one year long.
These deployments can be very difficult for the family left behind. There is an entire emotional cycle experienced by the spouse/partner that can be quite nerve-wracking and if you add to that the emotional distress of children (even pets) as well as losing someone who helped with many of the household chores – CHAOS ensues!
Is your significant other in the military? Does he/she work away from home for long periods of time? Tune into the Army Wife Network on January 10th, 2011 at 20h00 (8pm) Eastern Time and learn how to stay organized before, during and after a deployment!