I have a small vent I need to chat about. I dont know why this bothers me, it just really does. I'm sure if I sit here long enough, I will analyze it to death and come up with some reason why.
But why do these women insist in calling their significant others in the Army, "my soldier"? I have said it before, Joe didnt wear his class As in the wedding because I was marrying Joe, not some character of my husband. He's a person, not a career. Yes, people say, "The Army is your life." Ehh. It's a job. Does he refer to me as his "psychologist"? Of course not. My mom doesn't go around calling my father her "engineer" so why do Army wives and girlfriends use this silly label? Mate guarding? They want to feel special about their partner's career? Is it like trying to wearing their rank? Are we in this special club? Cant you be an individual married to a person?
Now, what I'm about to say might piss a lot of people off, but so be it, it's just an observation. I see this label used mostly by young army wives and girlfriends. Really, when was the last time you heard a wife of a 16 year career invested soldier refer to her husband as "my soldier"? I have a few examples off the top of my head, and they NEVER say "my soldier's deploying." They say "my husband leaves in a week..."
What is this a sign of?
Maybe it's just me.
Maybe it's how I was raised.