What expectations one should have from a defence match

If you are planning to get married to a defence personnel, you must be aware of the points mentioned below. Having a partner from defence is a challenging journey, not every women can take this journey. It takes a very strong person with a fearless heart to take up such decision of marrying a military man.

They are very punctual

No one could beat a military person when it comes to punctuality. They are always on time and sometimes before time. For them being late for some occasion or event is totally unacceptable.

Being in the military might run in the family.

There are plenty of young adults who opt to join the military all on their own. That said, it’s not uncommon for military life to be passed down through generations. Serving one’s country is a badge of pride in many families, especially in India. If you decide to settle down with someone in the armed forces, be prepared for your own kids to follow a similar path. 

They’ll love you, but they love their country more.

Even if military life is completely new to you, respecting their decision to serve their country is non-negotiable. They’re doing it to protect not just you, but everyone else, too. That will make you love them more and more.

Prepare yourself to move after every 2-3 years 

The military brat title exists for a reason. It’s not uncommon for military families to have to hop from base to base over the years, so prepare yourself for that possibility. 

You’ll be alone most of the time

This goes without saying, but their schedules won’t be predictable. They’ll be gone for major holidays and life events, and you won’t have a say. He might not be there while delivering your baby. If you can’t roll with the punches, stay out of the military dating game.

Their squad will be their second family. 

Seriously. Whether they’re in the Army, the Navy, the Marines, or the Air Force, they learn right off the bat to stand by their team. They have each other’s backs, for better or worse. They’re responsible for getting each other home safely. When your partner’s battle buddies (brothers and sisters, really), are around, embrace it and give them time to catch up.

They may keep a few secrets.

They’ve seen pain, made tough calls, and experienced a different kind of heartbreak. When they return, they may not want to talk about it. If they seem like a closed door, don’t take it personally. They probably don’t want to burden you with difficult memories, and they may not be ready to relive them. It can take time to open up! At the end of the day, some secrets might just stay secret…and you have to be okay with that. 

Complete strangers will take over your lives.

In a way, the government will dictate where you live. Where your kids go to school. When you can take that family vacation.Flexibility is a must, as is loyalty. Starting a life with someone in the military means that you, too, will live a military lifestyle. Before you take that leap, make sure you can handle it! 

Being a military spouse is scary.

When they are away posted somewhere else guarding the nation, you will always be worried about them all the time. Whenever your phone rings you all scared and anxious. You are all the time praying for their safety. It is hard to live without them and harder is to always be worried about them.

When they’re home, they’re all yours.

Life with them may be complicated, but it will be filled with adventure, new experiences, and lots of love. Whenever they are home, everything will seem complete.


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