Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Does This Bother Anyone Else?

I hate being referred to as a "Dependent Wife". I hate the term. T's friends use it, and call me it every now and again. They use it when I make appointments or when I talk to Military One Source. "Are you active duty or a Dependent?" YUCK!  I even hate the term Dependent. I am not Dependent on my husband. I can make it in this world perfectly fine without him (even though I cannot imagine being without the love of my life). Bleh, what happened to just being a wife? I guess you throw that out the window when you marry into the military...


Justin said...

I hate being called a "dependent wife" too. It doesn't happen very often, but it really irks me when it does.

Sarah E. said...

The soldier is the sponsor..

All other family members that get benefits from him are called dependents.

It doesn't bother me in the least bit *shrugs*