Author: Sheridan Scott, B.K. Sherer & Donna Lyons
“Army spouses are strong and resilient; that’s what makes us so exceptional.” -Nancy Negron
Army wives face very a very specific set of challenges. Frequent moves, lengthy separations, often being the single parent in the household and no guarantees of a husband’s safe return can make life sometimes seem overwhelming.Some women have found ways to not only survive but thrive in the military environment. What are their secrets? What in-depth advice can they offer? In this book twelve women who have learned how to enjoy a happy and fulfilling life while married to military men share the keys to their success with the thousands of other spouses who are in the same situation.
“Don’t over-identify with what your husband is doing. Let him do his thing and you do yours.” -Beth Chiarelli
The Army was Beth Chiarelli’s life for over forty years as her husband Peter progressed from second lieutenant to four-star general. Beth and Peter met in 1968 during their freshman year at Seattle University in Washington State. Beth was not from a military family and didn’t know Pete was in ROTC when they started dating. She majored in community services and went on to use those skills on behalf of the Army community as her husband held each level of command from platoon to corps. Peter recently retired, having concluded his career serving four years as the second highest-ranking general in the Army. Beth and Peter have three children, Peter, Erin and Patrick.