What is an *after* wife? 

For the purposes of my situation, an *after* wife is a spouse that marries a service member after they have been wounded in combat. More specifically, the spouse did not know the wounded warrior prior to said injuries. 

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Loss and Progress

My step dad passed on May 28th. He was sitting on the edge of the bed preparing to stand up to go to the rest room when he fell. My mum called rescue and they came to get him as they had many times before in the last year. They took him to the closest … Continue reading Loss and Progress

I wonder if it will ever completely stop…

A friend posted a link to her Facebook wall a couple of weeks ago. I read it, knowing that she had recently extricated herself from her emotionally abusive marriage to a wounded warrior. And in it, I saw quickly that I could have written at least part of it. That realization brought me up short. … Continue reading I wonder if it will ever completely stop…

And just when we thought it was over… She shows her ugly heart again.

After the VA unequivocally denied apportiontment for my husband's deadbeat ex wife we thought it was over. She'd been denied financial gain on every front possible so we felt there would be no more contact from her. We were wrong. While at the VA ten days ago my husband received a Facebook message from his … Continue reading And just when we thought it was over… She shows her ugly heart again.