Hi! I have introduced and reintroduced myself a couple of times on this board and haven't had time to keep up with the board much in the past year or so...but I have a question and I thought you ladies would have some good insight.
Just to recap I am a military wife, DH is in the Ohio Army National Guard and has been deployed since the fall.
The problem I am having is, our friends....we are lucky to live in the city we are from and love and we are around friends and family, but unfortunately the "friends" we have are all civilian and don't understand the military life. I can't fault them for not knowing much about the Army but they have been pretty poor friends since DH left and I am starting to get a little bitter. I have not heard from many of our friends and I have pretty much fallen off the map. I know they all have their own families to care for, but is it that hard to pick up the phone and check on someone? I get annoyed seeing some of their minor complaints on facebook and all their "woe is me" about the little stuff like..their husband having to work on a Saturday! I guess I am feeling a little alone and I am kinda bitter that these people have not been a good support sytem.
What have your experiences been? Have you been ignored by old friends when your spouse deployed? Did you forgive them or forget them when Dh got home? I would just like to hear another opinion regarding this situation. TIA.