A Note to Army Husbands

Since I started this website, I have received a handful of emails from Army husbands. Most (not all) have berated me for having a website geared towards Army wives and for forgetting about Army husbands. That’s not actually my intention at all.

Most of the articles on here are written from my perspective as an Army wife, hence the word “he” when referring to a soldier and “she” when referring to the spouse. It’s not meant to alienate any male spouses – its simply my perspective as a female married to an Army soldier. The same applies in referring to spouses and not spelling out through each article that the advice can apply to boyfriends, girlfriends, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, siblings, etc.

I have asked each Army husband who has written me to help to make a section on the website specifically for Army husbands. While I believe a large majority of issues that Army wives face are exactly the same that Army husbands face, I’m sure there are some exceptions. I want to be able to give a voice to the Army husbands who are out there but I can’t do it without their help as I obviously can’t write from a male perspective. Because my husband served in an all male special ops unit, I also don’t have any personal acquaintances that I can call on for help.

If you’re an Army husband (or any other family member who doesn’t feel represented on the site), please send me an email. Write an article. Type an email about your perspectives. Let others know why its different to be on the other side.

If you are not however willing to help, please do not send me an email full of attacks on my character, personality and abilities. While I welcome constructive criticism about the website as well as myself, I do not welcome it when the person delivering it has no desire to help to see their complaints addressed.

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Stacey Abler
Stacey's husband joined the Army in 2003 and was medically retired after four deployments. She enjoys sharing her experiences and expertise around Army life while continuing to support Army spouses and families in their military journey.

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