Spouse Series: The New Boss in Town
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Some of the following tips may help you and your military family transition to the new guy at the top and whatever his time in office will bring.
1. Let it go. It being, of course, any existing expectations you may have developed and become comfortable with under previous management. There’s a new sheriff in town, and things might stay the same and they might not. They may even get better. You just won’t know until POTUS gets his proverbial feet wet and develops an understanding of the job before him.
2. If you don’t like something, say something. If you don’t agree with the words coming down from the upper echelons of your world, that’s okay. As a military family member, you have a right to be vocal about that. Use your own words and try to make things better. You can do that.
3. Adapt and overcome. It’s not just a military concept. It’s a life concept. Whether you’re happy about who the new Commander in Chief is or not, there’s no changing the facts. Now get on board if you’re not already there, and let’s do this thing!
Janet Farley, Ed.M. is a freelance writer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is also the author a several career related books targeted to the military. Her most recent book is Military Life 101: Basic Training for New Military Families (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Visit her online at www.janetfarley.com.
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