Can a dual military couple make it? Can women service members have the career, marriage, and family life they want?
In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky interviews Alyssa, an enlisted Navy service woman, on how she overcame the stigma of being female in the military.
IN THIS PODCAST
People can get very judgmental of other people's relationships” -- Elizabeth Polinsky
4. The family found out right before the birth of their first child because she accidentally told her family that he was her husband and then her family member told everyone one else. They had been planning a wedding after getting married at the courthouse—a common practice with military couples. Their parents were eventually accepting of the relationship.
5. A lot of people worry about getting married too soon or too young, and about whether or not they should have kids—what helped Alyssa and her husband was that they were reflective together, made a very intentional and conscious choice, and committed to the outcome they wanted.
Everyone needs a tribe..a way to connect with others and get support” -- Elizabeth Polinsky
You can have very close relationships without it turning into something romantic or sexual” -- Elizabeth Polinsky
7. Words of Wisdom from Alyssa:
In the military it is hard too be your own person” -- Alyssa
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In Communicate & Connect For Military Relationships, I provide educational tips for relationships, communication, and navigating military family life.