The Ups and Downs of Living a Military Life

Military Life
Military Life

Theresa Bobier, 31, is a stay-at-home-mother currently living in Manassas, Va., with her parents while her husband, Scott, is deployed in Afghanistan as a captain with an Army aviation brigade.

"Like any other job, being in the military has its ups and downs," admits Theresa, adding that it does offer something that is highly valued in these tough economic times: stability. Instead of feeling sorry for Theresa because her husband is overseas for a year or more at a time, take her advice and learn from it.

"It hasn't always been easy to be a military family, but it is what you make of it. The military tries to make it easier on families too. It is a nice life, because there is a lot of security."