When you have children and then your spouse deploys, you can easily get overwhelmed with the added responsibilities and stress. While the situation is temporary, you still have to make adjustments to your emotional, mental and practical day-to-day feelings and tasks. There may be uncertainty for you and your children.
When you know your spouse is about to deploy, you can prepare in advance to help make the transition easier. If you try to anticipate what might happen and discuss some of the issues you may face, deployment for the whole family goes a lot more smoothly.
Read 5 Steps for Solo Parenting During Deployment