Are You Suited for Life as an Army Wife?

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Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Life as an army wife can mean uncertainty, loneliness, and having to move a lot; but it's also a rewarding opportunity to be part of a community and to serve one's nation in a different capacity. Would it work for you?

Can you handle being alone?

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Do you require financial certainty in your life?

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How about other kinds of certainty?

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What sort of weather do you enjoy?

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Do you mind bureaucracy?

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Do you mind making all the decisions?

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Can you take an order?

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How patient are you?

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Can you deal with a tight-knit community where everyone knows everyone's business?

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Do you mind moving every three years?

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How patriotic are you?

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Do you long for adventure?

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Do you adapt well to other cultures?

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Can you handle hostility against you on account of your nationality?

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Do you mind possibly never owning a pet?

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Can you remember dozens of acronyms?

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Can you make a small budget go a long way?

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Were you raised to believe in service?

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Do you mind someone else having a weirdly large say in your medical decisions?

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Are you in good shape?

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How comfortable are you with sacrificing everything to a greater good?

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Could you live somewhere that was politically unstable?

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Do you speak any foreign languages?

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If the senior officers' wives don't like you, could you handle that?

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Do you like talking on the phone?

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Do you know how to keep your mouth shut when necessary?

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Do you second-guess yourself?

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Could you ever accept that what goes on tour stays on tour?

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Do you mind your other half being exposed to an awful lot of possibly less-than-faithful role models?

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Do you ever get homesick?

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