NextGen MilSpouse’s Top 10 Posts of 2015

2015 was an exciting (and exhausting) year of growth and expansion for NextGen MilSpouse.

We are putting the final touches of sparkle on our plans and plots for 2016, but before we roll into the New Year, here’s a look at our top 10 posts from 2015 in no particular order!

NextGen MilSpouse Top 10 Posts of 2015

1. 7 Ways Military Homecomings Are Nothing Like They Are on TV

Repeat after me: Homecomings are not perfect. They are messy.

2. 10 Things That Happen When You Marry a Soldier

“Hurry Up and Wait” becomes your motto. Yes, why yes it does.

3. 6 Reasons Why Millennial Military Spouses Avoid Mandatory Fun

When we published this piece we found out that millennial (along with GenXers, male and/or childfree) military spouses aren’t into FRG. They just aren’t.

4. 10 Things They Don’t Tell You When You Get Overseas Orders

When moving to an overseas base you don’t know what you don’t know. NextGen MilSpouse staff writer Lila, a military spouse of 18 years, thought she was a pro at moving…until she moved to Germany. Then she “got thrown for a loop just like everyone else.”

And while we’re on the subject of PCSes…

5. The 10 Stages of Counting Down to Moving Day Illustrated in GIFs

The military moving process, like you’ve never seen it before.

6. 7 Goals for the First 100 Days at a New Duty Station

Soooo, you’ve unpacked all 305 boxes. You’ve organized and reorganized your kitchen. You’ve updated your location in DEERS. Now what?

7. 20 Unwritten Rules of MilSpouse Friendship

NextGen MilSpouse staff writer Rachel clues us in on the code (or set of rules) between military spouses that keep us all in harmony.

8. The Warning Signs of Financial Abuse in a Military Marriage

What is financial abuse? What does financial abuse look like in real life? And most importantly, why should military spouses be aware of financial abuse?

9. 12 Things I Wish I Had Known About Deployment

“No one gets to eat my mother-effing cupcakes.”

Enough said.

10. 17 Ways Military Spouses Are Lucky

This was our warm and fuzzy military life piece of the 2015. Turns out our readers feel pretty warm and fuzzy about military life too.

2015 NGMS Review Updated



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