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The Reluctant Oilfield Wife

I really thought we were done with this. I thought last year when he got laid off that it was a sign that maybe he could find another job, something that paid decently. I thought we could be that family I envisioned where he comes home every night, and we have family time. Instead, I am preparing today for...
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Oh How I hate change sometimes

I will admit that I am scared. I am scared of starting over again. I am afraid that the kids and I won't fit in our new community. I am afraid that we will make this move, and my husband still won't get an office position. I am afraid that he will get an office position and what it...
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Sometimes It's hard to be happy when you just want to cry

With this long stint, I have started to worry how it will affect my husband's and my relationship, his relationship with the kids, and our family dynamic. It is hard to keep good dynamics when the kids are angry and hurt. Sometimes I feel angry and hurt too. It's hard to talk it out because he hasn't been home...
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Taking time to recharge

As you can imagine, the last six weeks have been one heck of a roller coaster for my family. In all honesty, with my youngest being eight years old, my husband and I sort of feel like new parents again. There is so much more baby gear out there than there was eight years ago, not to mention that...
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