Are You Suited for Life as an Army Wife?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can you handle being alone?
Easily, yes - I actually like it.
I can deal.
I hate it.
I'm definitely a group person.

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Do you require financial certainty in your life?
Absolutely
I prefer it.
I don't feel strongly about that.
I would like it for my old age.

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How about other kinds of certainty?
I don't need that, though I like it.
I would prefer them.
I love that.
I like being uncertain.

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What sort of weather do you enjoy?
Hot
Warm
Temperate
Anything extreme - hot or cold

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Do you mind bureaucracy?
I love it!
I can deal with it.
I hate it.
I like it sometimes.

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Do you mind making all the decisions?
I am totally cool with that.
I am willing to do it.
I need to be in a democracy.
I do not like that - yet, anyway.

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Can you take an order?
When I must, of course.
I suppose so.
No, thanks.
I love an order!

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How patient are you?
Like a saint
Like a normal human
Like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh
I can be like stone when I have to be.

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Can you deal with a tight-knit community where everyone knows everyone's business?
Sounds splendid.
Sounds fine.
Sounds awful.
It would not bother me.

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Do you mind moving every three years?
I love that.
I like that.
I hate that.
I would prefer even more often.

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How patriotic are you?
I was swaddled in red, white, and blue.
I am more than average.
I am about average.
I would die for my country.

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Do you long for adventure?
Sounds fun!
Sounds tolerable.
Sounds like hell.
I absolutely need it.

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Do you adapt well to other cultures?
Yes, I love to learn.
I feel weird at first but then I figured it out.
No, I feel lost.
If they are willing to meet me halfway, sure.

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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.
I would not care a bit.

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Do you mind possibly never owning a pet?
Them's the breaks.
I would prefer a dog.
I absolutely must have a dog.
I would love to have a dog down the road but I am OK without for now.

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Can you remember dozens of acronyms?
That's AOK by me.
If I absolutely had to.
Nope.
I could remember hundreds.

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Can you make a small budget go a long way?
Yes, I am thrifty.
I would chafe, to be honest.
No, I like nice things.
I barter and I'm resourceful, so I'm all good.

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Were you raised to believe in service?
Certainly
I wasn't, but I learned later.
I think that sounds a bit old-fashioned.
It is the main thing my family believes in.

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Do you mind someone else having a weirdly large say in your medical decisions?
I like that!
I guess that's OK.
That's terrifying to me.
Yes, I don't want to have to figure that out, I have things to do.

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Are you in good shape?
Fairly
Not really
No
I am basically a superhero.

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How comfortable are you with sacrificing everything to a greater good?
Pretty comfy
I hope it doesn't come to that, but I accept it may.
I would not like to do that.
It's all I ever wanted.

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Could you live somewhere that was politically unstable?
Sounds exciting.
Sounds scary.
Sounds downright insane and suicidal.
I would thrive on it.

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Do you speak any foreign languages?
One or two fluently
I get by in a couple.
Only a few words
I speak Arabic, Russian, and Chinese.

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If the senior officers' wives don't like you, could you handle that?
I would never let that happen.
I would deal.
I would feel absolutely awful.
I would laugh about it.

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Do you like talking on the phone?
I love it!
I like it.
It makes me uncomfortable.
I actually like it better than in person, sometimes.

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Do you know how to keep your mouth shut when necessary?
Loose lips sink ships!
I can, if I remind myself often.
I really do not want to be censored.
I actually feel more comfortable knowing there are rules.

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Do you second-guess yourself?
Once in a while
Often
Constantly
Never

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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.
Absolutely not
That's the best idea ever.

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Do you mind your other half being exposed to an awful lot of possibly less-than-faithful role models?
I trust my boo.
I would be anxious but I would try to handle that.
We would never survive that.
I would embrace that wholeheartedly.

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Do you ever get homesick?
Nope
When things get rough, yes.
The minute I leave.
I actively get bored going home.

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