One of my secrets: I don't feel like a real Marine wife.
Why, you ask?
I met Drew after he had come home from a deployment to Iraq, and a mere 30 days before he started school for Recruiting Duty. (and by "after" ... I think it was 6+ months after)
So ... I've never done a MEU or a deployment, and I'm probably going to feel pretty stupid if I'm pushing 30 and have never gone through a deployment with him. Not that there's anything wrong with being unsure of the process ... but I really don't want to be in the same category as a "young wife". And you seasoned wives know exactly what I'm talking about ...
And then ... we moved here ... and it's not really a military town.
No base housing.
Not that much fraternization with other wives etc.
I don't think I deal with that much "bull shit" related to the USMC (a blessing, methinks). Even the runaround with the next PCS isn't even driving me nuts ... just frustratingly antsy.
I may have the dependent ID, but I don't feel like I'm having the same military wifey experience.
Besides: how often is it that your in-laws are your neighbors? At one point, we could throw a rock from our back window and hit their back porch. Yeah. THAT close. In what world is THAT supposed to be part of the "MilSpouse Life" ??