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10 Realities Of Being Married To A Police Officer

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by Lisa Wilson I have had the experience of being married before to a “regular” hubby and we went about our daily business as two individuals who did their own thing, loved each other and co-habited. Until we didn’t. I am grateful every day that we didn’t make it because I adore being married to my boy in blue. Being married to a police officer is totally different than being married to a regular Joe. It is a responsibility, a burden and an honor/blessing for those of you who are religious. It is often thankless. It throws up challenges and has...

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  By Anne Gagliano The divorce rate for firefighters is three times that of the general population, which is the highest rate in the nation, second only to that of the military. A functioning, long-term marriage in this profession is uncommon; a happy, thriving, intimate one is rare. My husband Mike and I are fortunate to have the latter. Over the years I’ve tried to fill the gaps that surface as he works to fulfill his calling as a firefighter. Some things I’ve learned by accident and some I’ve learned the hard way. Some aspects of the job are hard...

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There Is No Handbook For Being A Firefighter’s Spouse

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They have just closed their eyes.They are exhausted after their shift the night before.They slowly drifts off to sleep.Suddenly, their eyes are forced open by shining lights. their ears are pierced by the shrill of the alarm. they rub their eyes and listen to the loud voice conveying vital information over the PA. Not missing a beat, they quickly makes their way toward their gear.In less than 90 seconds from the moment they first heard the alarm, they are in their seat. Flashing orange lights and shrieking sirens fill the bay. They can almost hear their heart thumping. Their training sets in. They prepare their body and their mind for whatever the call will require of them.They are a...

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