Dear “Emotional Roller Coaster,”
I’m so glad to help! I hear you, it is SOOO hard to not hear from them. And I totally get the emotional roller coaster thing. It is so hard to keep the mind in check. It’s easy for mine to wander into negative thoughts.
A couple things come to mind… check and see if there’s a Facebook page for his command. You can often see what the command is up to and that may give you some peace of mind. (search for his squadron/ship/etc or even look for the base he’s at, which will give general info.)
You can also see if his command’s FRG has a Facebook page. The “FRG” is the Family Readiness Group and it’s purpose is to support families/significant others of the active duty members. They often post activities or updates, pics etc. I know you live far from there but you could possibly connect with some of the people posting/commenting and get more info that way.
On the emotional side… I seriously post little sticky notes around the house to remind me of what to think about. I put Bible verses often b/c that helps me. But you can do any positive phrase that reminds you that he loves you, you’re a strong woman, or diverts your thinking to something else.
I also watched a lot of TV haha! But you could also take some of his emails or letters if you have any, and write what he said and put it on a card. That would be fun! OR (just thought of this) take a pic on your phone of his signature from a card or letter or email, and then you can pop open your phone and see his little I love you message on your screen!
I hope that helps! Good luck and let me know if you have any more questions. I’ll say a prayer for you!
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