9 things military couples understand all too well

Military couples are a lot like civilian couples. They live together, shop together and go on date nights just like other couples. But at the same time they live by an entirely different set of rules:

1. The military is like the third-wheel in a relationship.

military third-wheel

And boy is it needy.

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2. So, they learn to go with the flow.

go with the flow


(The only constant is change.)

3. Life in the military is always an adventure.

couple mountain adventure

Image: Pixabay

4. Moving is part of your routine …

moving routine

5. … but when it’s time to deploy, you tackle it together.

mat best and wife

MBest11x, YouTube

It’s go time, baby!

6. You write and Skype each other like you’re freakin’ teenagers.

soldier skype

U.S Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs

7. You have deeper relationships because deployments give you a chance to discover who you really are …

john ham meditation

Mad Men, AMC

8. … which makes both of you strong.


Yourhandywoman, YouTube

(A handyman and handywoman in every house.)

9. And, of course, homecomings are the best.

marine homecoming kiss

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek