Friday, July 22, 2011

Snobby Military Wives (Scrolling Saturday)

Scrolling Saturdays w Mrs. Marine

Scrolling Saturday, is a day to dig through your Archives and find an old post to re-post again, because maybe it didn't get the exposure it deserves, or even one your proud of and want to share it with your newer readers. Either way, it's up to you!

Originally posted in December 2007

I am curious if anyone else has had this same experience?
The first Military installation we moved to all the other wives I met were SNOBS. My husband had just finished training and had only been in for about 6 months. Every wife I came across I got one of two responses:
She snubbed me because her husband was a higher rank and she thought that made her better than me. OR
She informed me that her husband was going to a new duty station and they were moving soon. (Which meant since she was leaving being nice was too much effort because she didn't need a new friend)
The few that I did meet that weren't rude were teenagers fresh out of High School who married their boyfriend just so they could move with him and get government housing.

Sorry if that last part offends anyone but I have seen so many young girls get caught up in this life. Boyfriend joins right out of High School and she follows. Without a clue of what shes getting herself into. I didn't have a clue but I was at least older and able to deal with it all.

My thoughts 3 1/2 years later:
I still run into lots of snobby wives. More so though, lots of immature wives. I've come to realize, age doesn't matter, it's the maturity level that matters. This life is Not easy. Even if your husband never deploys. Your (more than likely) far away from family, moving every couple of years, friends are hard to come by, and when you do find one, one of you inevitably moves away.



  1. It's very sad that you encountered this. Military life is not easy on the spouses of military and you would think that there would be more support amongst them.

  2. I am sorry that you have to deal with this. Be yourself, and stay strong.

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  3. It's often assumed that I'm a snobby wife because of my husband's rank. That irritates me. I'm not. I like or not like people based on the person they are. I don't care if you or your spouse is a private or a general. There are nice people and jerkwads in every rank.


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