Are You Suited for Life as an Army Wife?
By: Zoe Samuel
About This Quiz
Life as an army wife can mean uncertainty, loneliness, and having to move a lot; but it's also a rewarding opportunity to be part of a community and to serve one's nation in a different capacity. Would it work for you?
Can you handle being alone?
Easily, yes - I actually like it.
I'm definitely a group person.
Do you require financial certainty in your life?
I don't feel strongly about that.
I would like it for my old age.
How about other kinds of certainty?
I don't need that, though I like it.
What sort of weather do you enjoy?
Anything extreme - hot or cold
Do you mind making all the decisions?
I am totally cool with that.
I need to be in a democracy.
I do not like that - yet, anyway.
How patient are you?
Like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh
I can be like stone when I have to be.
Can you deal with a tight-knit community where everyone knows everyone's business?
Do you mind moving every three years?
I would prefer even more often.
How patriotic are you?
I was swaddled in red, white, and blue.
I would die for my country.
Do you long for adventure?
Do you adapt well to other cultures?
I feel weird at first but then I figured it out.
If they are willing to meet me halfway, sure.
Can you handle hostility against you on account of your nationality?
I would not like it but I would know it was up to me to react gracefully and prove them wrong.
I would be really upset and feel bad.
I would feel terrible and lash out.
Do you mind possibly never owning a pet?
I absolutely must have a dog.
I would love to have a dog down the road but I am OK without for now.
Can you remember dozens of acronyms?
I could remember hundreds.
Can you make a small budget go a long way?
I would chafe, to be honest.
I barter and I'm resourceful, so I'm all good.
Were you raised to believe in service?
I wasn't, but I learned later.
I think that sounds a bit old-fashioned.
It is the main thing my family believes in.
Do you mind someone else having a weirdly large say in your medical decisions?
Yes, I don't want to have to figure that out, I have things to do.
Are you in good shape?
I am basically a superhero.
How comfortable are you with sacrificing everything to a greater good?
I hope it doesn't come to that, but I accept it may.
I would not like to do that.
Could you live somewhere that was politically unstable?
Sounds downright insane and suicidal.
Do you speak any foreign languages?
I speak Arabic, Russian, and Chinese.
If the senior officers' wives don't like you, could you handle that?
I would never let that happen.
I would feel absolutely awful.
Do you like talking on the phone?
It makes me uncomfortable.
I actually like it better than in person, sometimes.
Do you know how to keep your mouth shut when necessary?
I can, if I remind myself often.
I really do not want to be censored.
I actually feel more comfortable knowing there are rules.
Do you second-guess yourself?
Could you ever accept that what goes on tour stays on tour?
I could, however hard it is.
I could not but I would hope that what I don't know won't hurt me.
That's the best idea ever.
Do you mind your other half being exposed to an awful lot of possibly less-than-faithful role models?
I would be anxious but I would try to handle that.
We would never survive that.
I would embrace that wholeheartedly.
Do you ever get homesick?
When things get rough, yes.
I actively get bored going home.
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