How To Be Strong And Supportive For Your Airman?I want to be the rock he leans on for support, the shoulder he can cry on, etc. We haven't had any bad situations yet; we've been through BMT, tech school, and now a few weeks into his first station. He hasn't been deployed yet, and his job doesn't have a high deployment rate. But if/when he does deploy, he will most likely be in a "safe" area because of his job, or so he tells me. We were talking about this the other night on the phone, and he asked me what I would do if he didn't come back. What I would do if he died. The question shocked me and I started crying... to which, he said I needed to be stronger if he's going to be constantly coming and leaving. He also said that none of this is happening to me; I'm not putting my life in danger, I'm not at risk for losing limbs, etc., so I should stop crying. Of course, when he said that, it didn't help. I was able to stop crying after a while, but how do you NOT cry at the thought of your loved one dying and being in harms way?!?! How do I be the strong person I need to be?
How are you strong for your Airman?