Military Spouses caring for Wounded Warriors, you are invited to Join the WSA, and the WSA Forum
The Well Spouse Association is reaching out to spouses or partners of wounded warriors. We have created a Military Spouses section in the WSA Forum, with a military spousal caregiver as moderator. Registration in the Forum is free to all, whatever their spousal caregiving situation.
...listen to what two more WSA members who are military spousal caregivers have to say:"I encourage you all with a military WS/IS situation to share and try to get through your special challenges. Having served during the Vietnam era, I have a special compassion for you here. And I believe that as time goes on we will see more WS's landing here from our more recent wars."
"Living with the physical disability is one thing I can handle, but the deeper-seated disability is one that I never will truly understand because I wasn't there....or at least that is what I am told every time I ask a question. No, he still doesn't let me in. Thanks for allowing us to have a place to voice our feelings."
Free Supporting membership in the WSA
And in addition, for military spouses, the WSA Board recently voted to offer a special arrangement for the next year, to allow them to become supporting members of the WSA at no cost, and have access to all areas of the website, not just the Forum. Supporting members normally pay $30 a year and for this receive the newsletter Mainstay, and can join local area support groups, as well as other membership benefits such as attending respite weekends or the national conference.
Brochure for all Spousal Caregivers, (including Military Spousal Caregivers) here. You can register online or call the Office at 1-800-838-0879, or send an email to Information with your name, email and a short summary of your military spousal caregiving situation, to take advantage of this offer.
We invite you to make the WSA forum the place to discuss how caregiving for a spouse or partner in the military affects you. We hope that the peer-to-peer support that WSA encourages, here and in local area support groups will help lighten your load, and help you to feel less alone in your situation. We have also added a subsection on Military Spousal Caregivingin our Resources section.