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Married to the Military

A Survival Guide for Military Wives, Girlfriends, and Women in Uniform

About The Book

Now revised to reflect the reality of military and economic unrest around the world, Married to the Military remains an invaluable resource for any military spouse or significant other.

When you marry a military service member, whether a reservist or active—you may feel as if you’ve also married the United States military! While there are plenty of orientation books on military training, there is not much information available about handling the personal aspects of military life. Married to the Military demystifies the often confusing military world so you can make the right choices for yourself and your family.

Meredith Leyva, an experienced military wife and founder of, the Internet’s largest community for military wives, girlfriends, and women in uniform, offers time-tested advice on everything you need to know—from relocation to deployment, protocol to finances, and career to kids, including:

-Keeping your love life together during deployments
-Relocating yourself and your family around the world
-Maintaining your own career when you're expected to move every three years
-Understanding what pay and benefits you're entitled to—and how to maximize them
-Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other threats to your partner’s well-being

Whether you’re figuring out military protocol or trying to understand the medical system, this savvy, friendly yet authoritative guide details just what you need to know to manage day-to-day issues and get on with the adventure of military life.

About The Author

Photo Credit: Stephanie Napper

Meredith Leyva is the founder and editor of, the Internet’s largest community for military wives and women in uniform. Leyva currently resides with her family in Norfolk, Virginia, where her husband is stationed aboard the USS Enterprise.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (June 30, 2003)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416593225

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"For someone new to military life, adjusting can sometimes be overwhelming. Married to the Military provides great information and a commonsense approach that will help military wives and significant others make the best of their experiences." -- Sylvia Kidd, director of family programs for the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) and spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army (Ret.)

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