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Help! I'm a Military Spouse--I Get a Life Too!: How to Craft a Life for You As You Move With the Military, Second Edition Paperback – March 15, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.; 2nd edition (March 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597970670
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597970679
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This great resource is full of practical advice, as well as real-world examples that will empower spouses to have lives of their own while supporting their partners in the military lifestyle." -- Ellie Kay, author of Heroes at Home: Help and Hope for America's Military Families

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Reader comments about the first edition of Help! I'm a Military Spouse

"Its down-to-earth tone made me feel as though I was reading a letter from one of my girlfriends. I was amazed at its depth and scope. It isn't another "bible" for hosting coffees and teas, or how to employ proper etiquette. Rather, it speaks of embracing various opportunities to craft your own inimitable life as opposed to waiting for the "perfect" assignment, next PCS move, or for your spouse to retire before pursuing your dreams." --Charlotte Wilson, Army spouse, Ft. Knox newspaper review

"I devoured your book, highlighter in hand! I would tell you how necessary your inspiring words are in our community, but I suspect you already know that. I will have to buy copies for all of my friends and I can't wait to get started on my dream board." --Jenny Sokol

"The exercises were thought provoking and really worked! I have already begun to see positive changes within my own life just from completing this book. I cannot say enough good things about this book!" --Caren A. Stewart, Ft. Lewis, WA

"The book is funny, inspirational and shows you that there is a way!!!! Since I've read Help! I'm a Military Spouse GREAT things have been happening for me! Go out and get this book now!" -- Nikki C. Thomas, Ft. Rucker, AL

"I read the book from cover to cover in two days (which is quite a task with four kids and a part-time job!)! I believe that every command should present this book to their service members' wives when they marry as well as offer it through Family Team Building Offices worldwide!!" -- S. Ealy "Domestic Goddess", Iwakuni, Japan

"I had this book sit on my shelf for several weeks before I opened it to read, because for some reason I couldn't get past the title. Once I turned past the title page I found the book to be one the best on the market today for military spouses because it is full of possibilities for this lifestyle with resources, ideas, stories of other military spouses who have made this lifestyle work for them. I have read this book and have turned down pages, underlined key points, made notes in the margins and a list of references to share with others." -- Roz Riley, Army spouse

"One resonating theme throughout the book is that the "perfect military spouse" is a myth. Let's all take a deep sigh of relief. Military life is what you make of it. We are encouraged to go for our dreams, find the keys to happiness, learn to accept help and more. Every military spouse should read Help! I'm a Military Spouse, I Want a Life Too. It is a great resource and will empower spouses around the world." -- Review by Carrie Lee Gissiner, National Military Family Association

"...To say that I read the book would be a serious understatement: I devoured it! The plain truth is that Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer have compiled the most comprehensive text for how to successfully navigate through the military world while keeping the better part of your identity intact." --- Therese Mancevski at Associated Content.com


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It's also filled with resources, lists of other helpful books, and websites.
Kristin Henderson
I highly recommend this book for anyone that is seeking satisfaction in life, especially military spouses!
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This book is well edited and is laid out to make it easy for people looking for information.
W. H. McDonald Jr.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dorothy J. Wilhelm on November 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
There has never before been a book like this for military spouses. Fifty years ago, as an Army bride, my husband presented me with a copy of a book called The Army Wife. It was full of such intimidating, impossible rules that I nearly hit him with it.

Now comes Help! I'm a Military Spouse just crammed full of help, encouragement and practical tips. Just a glance at a few of the hundreds of headings - "Start your Heart's Desire File" "Get Help for Your Dreams" "Ask for Help, Offer Help, Accept Help in these Challenging Times." All of these tell ou that here is a chance to stretch out and reach for a life that is uniquely your own while still living up to the challenges of a military life. Holly and Kathie, just one question. Where were you fifty years ago, when I needed you?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W. H. McDonald Jr. on October 28, 2006
Format: Paperback
Authors Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer have crafted a military family resource book that comes at a time when this kind of self-help literature is greatly needed. Their book "Help! I'm a Military Spouse - I want a Life Too" is the best book of its kind on the market today. There is no military spouse or family that could not use their book of advice. This book takes on real concerns and issues that face modern military families. Although this book deals mainly with issues related to female spouses (Only 6% of military spouses are male) I think some of the information contained could apply to both genders.

This book is about taking positive actions as a way to make the most out of the situations a spouse finds in the military environment. I would think that reading this book and taking one of their workshops (that they give throughout the country) would enable the reader to become more self-reliant and to gain more control over some other parts of their lives. (Obviously, military families have little control over huge parts of their lives - so in their own personal spheres of influences it becomes important to follow their heart and find all the possibilities where ever they may be.)

The book is written well by the authors who take us a journey of learning with antidotes and small personal comments from the authors to highlight some of the points being made in the book. This book is well edited and is laid out to make it easy for people looking for information.

This book is an upbeat, proactive approach to life and I fully endorse the message and advice they dispense through out the pages. This is a MWSA 5 Star Rated Book! It is a must buy book for all military families! There is much gold within these pages for spouses to find! This is best book of its genre - period!!!

MWSA's 2006 Silver Medal Award for Reference
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By margaret blackwell on September 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
Excellent Book for anyone-Military Spouse or someone who just wants or needs an action plan for their life. Personal accounts that make this book real life for everyone. Highly recommend!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Ealy on November 2, 2005
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I attended the workshop Holly and Kathie put on here in Japan. It was the best and most useful workshop I have attended. This book is based on that workshop and its inofrmation PLUS more resources, shared experiences, and ohter insights I was thrilled to read! I read the book from cover to cover in 2 days (which is quite a task with 4 kids and a part time job!)! I believe that every command should present this book to their service members' wives when they marry as well as offer it through Family Team Building Offices worldwide!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Henderson on October 30, 2005
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This book is based on the workshops that Hightower and Scherer give to military spouses. I attended one of their workshops and it was great, but the book is even better. Like the workshop, it's giving me step-by-step instructions in how to make my life more exactly what I want it to be -- everything from how to reduce stress through little practices like taking a deep breath before answering a ringing phone or lying on the floor for 15 minutes with my legs up the wall (it really helps lighten up a tough day!)... to how to get my finances in order... how to make sure my volunteer efforts help me as well as others... how to identify what my dreams are and set goals to achieve them... I may not have much control over my husband's career and where it takes us, but this book reminds me that I still control the rest of my life. And since it's a book, I can refer back to it again and again. It's also filled with resources, lists of other helpful books, and websites. I'm a military spouse but this book would be useful to anyone married to a partner with a demanding career.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Semper Feisty on October 16, 2011
Format: Paperback
As a brand new Marine Corps wife, this book led me on a fantastic journey into the military and myself. It also prepared me for how his career was about to impact my own and what to expect emotionally. Armed with knowledge and a positive outlook, I am happy to say that I love my life in the military most days, and on the days that are a challenge, I continue to use this book as my go-to guide to keep my chin up. Truly a must-have for military spouses.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By army wife on March 3, 2007
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I read this book on the verge of a throw-down with my military husband...we'd just concluded our 4th move in less than 6 years, and I've been scrambling to find a job and get my education finished. After doing some of the exercises, I have really been able to solidify my goals for the future and have already begun working toward many of them. This book does a great service to women like me, a stay at home mom and a dedicated Army wife, who doesn't want to feel like all I have in life is my kids or my husband's career. I particularly love the idea of a support/Dare to Dream group...and I'm working on putting one together as I write this. I'm already feeling more competent concerning my own life in connection with the military, and now that my husband has deployed, the suggestions in the book are only more relevant.
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