Carolina Counseling Services - Single Parenting: Staying Strong during Deployments
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Single Parenting: Staying Strong during Deployments
Deciding to marry a military service member can be taken as a sign that you understand what it entails to be a military spouse. Regardless of your perspective, you’re expected to embrace the role of a military wife/husband or quickly learn the ropes to be able to do so. Generally, it may entail sacrificing your career, living a family life that is often disrupted with PCS, and enduring long separations during deployments.
Given your willingness to accept all these, you can’t be prepared enough to be a single parent and be responsible in running the household on your own while your partner completes the deployment orders. As a single parent, you need to do all these no matter how tired, cranky, sad, or angry you are.
The Conflict of Emotions
A deployment can bring about a wide variety of strong emotions that may seem to contradict each other. You terribly miss your soldier spouse, but at the same time you resent his or her freedom from the share of family responsibilities. You put on a brave stance as you calm your children’s fears about their parent in deployment, but deep within you are as afraid for the safety of your partner. You feel abandoned and depressed, yet you don’t want your deployed spouse to know it because it can possibly cause distraction or worry while on duty.
Solo Parenting during Deployment
Like other military spouses, your primary responsibility is to take care of the household and be supportive of your husband or wife’s military duties. Parenting is tough enough, and it can be doubly difficult when done single-handedly. The distress and the pressure can increase the risk for depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and other mental health problems. Being left at home, how do you endure the long hours of being alone? Who do you turn to when you need a shoulder to cry on? How can you remain strong for everyone and yourself?
The Kind of Help that Works
The emotional and psychological distress you’re feeling may weaken you as a single military parent. It takes courage to accept that you can be weak at times. To stay strong in the midst of the challenge, find the right help that you need when feeling low and vulnerable. If professional assistance is what you need, that is what you’ll get when you call Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC. It independently contracts therapists; one of them can provide you the right assistance you need to find the strength to be able to carry on while your spouse is away. While succumbing to loneliness and distress is easy, it is easier to make that call to CCS.
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Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Sliver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Bunnlevel NC, Erwin NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Pineview NC, Lumber Bridge, NC, Rex NC, Lemon Springs NC, Johnsonville NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC and Wade, NC.
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
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