Ugh, Some Military Wives....Please know that I am not intending for this to be a rant about all military wives, I just recently had a bad experience and wish to share my frustration to get it off my chest.
Most military wives I have encountered have been very respectful and open to talking with girlfriends and fiancés, but this weekend I had my first encounter with a disrespectful military wife who had that “I’m better than you” attitude. I just cannot get over how rude this woman was! Anyway, I saw a post on a support group on Facebook titled “What NOT to Say to a Military S/O.”
This woman was not the person who posted the note but had the nerve to comment on it saying that the post was “intended for military WIVES, not girlfriends of the month.” She also implied that because we don’t have rings on our fingers that we aren’t important. She told me to go get a ring and a DEERs form and then I can talk about how difficult it is to love a military man….like we don’t go through the same rollercoaster of emotions that wives do!
I was just appalled by how ignorant this woman was. Seriously, who does she think she is to say that wives are better than girlfriends? She obviously forgot that she was not always married, she too was a girlfriend at one point and how would she feel then if someone had said those things to her?
I truly apologize if I have offended anyone, this woman just really got on my nerves. She knows nothing about my relationship and yet had the nerve to say all those things and think that no military girlfriends are capable of having a long, loving, faithful relationship.
I have the upmost respect for military wives and I hope to be one someday but please, take a step back and think before you say something. Remember that you too were a military girlfriend and have a little respect for those of us who are faithful to our men while they are away. :)