Hey everyone. I'm brand-new to the board, aside from lurking shamelessly for the past couple months.
FI is seriously considering getting out of the Guard to go active duty after we're married. We've known each other since high school and I've always known that this is something he wants to do with his life, and I am trying to be as supportive as possible; however, I'm not sure how feasible this option is.
I am divorced with 2 very small children. I understand that FI will (most likely) be stationed pretty far away from where we live now, unless he ends up being stationed at Ft. Campbell. While my kids' dad may not have been the best husband, he is an outstanding father and it would be unfair to keep him from his children for extended periods of time (FWIW, ex-H and I have already had this discussion and he said that whatever FI & me decide to do, he will do his best to make it work and make it as smooth a transition as possible for the kids).
I'm pretty new to the military life, so I'm not even sure what our options would be at this point. Is it even remotely possible to make a blended family a military family when both parents are involved in the kids' lives?