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Posted 3/22/2013 Printable Fact Sheet

March 14, 2013: "I'm not ready yet..."
We've been trying for a baby, and we were ecstatic when I finally got pregnant. Tragically, I miscarried.

December 6, 2012: "Are we ready to get married?"
My girlfriend and I have been together for three years. We have our good times and our bad. We support each other's goals and careers. Things between us are great. We've talked about getting married someday.

November 29, 2012: "He's really nice to me -- sometimes"
I've been dating a guy for almost five months. He's really cute and charming to everyone and really sweet to me -- sometimes. Lately, I've noticed he's acting excessively jealous.

September 20, 2012: "My tween doesn't talk to me..."
We moved to MacDill Air Force Base over the summer. My 10-year-old son just started school, and I don't think it's going well. His behavior has changed, and he seems withdrawn.

September 6, 2012: "Nervous about being a new dad..."
It's finally happening!! I am about to embark on the most important mission of my life. I'm going to be a dad! My wife and I are extremely happy that our first child, a baby girl, is due this fall.

August 23, 2012: "My kids are going back to school..."
My kids are going back to school after an awesome summer. I can tell that they are excited and looking forward to going am I. Any suggestions on what I can do to make this transition smooth for all of us? ~#1 Dad

August 2, 2012: "Our teen daughter is starting to date..."
Our teen daughter is starting to date. Although I absolutely dreaded the idea of her dating, the day has come and I want to make sure I am preparing her and myself for this new stage in her life. ~ Colonel Daddy Dearest

July 12, 2012: "Too busy to spend time with each other..."
The last couple years have been a whirlwind. With deployments, kids getting out of school, work schedules and everything in between, my husband and I have really become close roommates rather than a loving couple.

July 5, 2012: "She broke up with me..."
I thought I met THE ONE here at MacDill AFB. We dated for almost a year and everything seemed to be going great.

June 21, 2012: "Gossiping hurting everyone"
I truly enjoy what I do and get a lot of gratification out of serving, however, the work place gossiping is out of control. Some people in the office get along and some don't.

June 7, 2012: "If I could, I would do it all over"
Six months ago, I retired from the Army after 24 years of service. During that time, I met courageous and honorable people, traveled to the far corners of the world, helped defend my country and helped mold future soldiers.

May 10, 2012: "Work is getting stressful"
Things at work are getting really unbearable. The ops tempo is at a break neck pace and it's starting to effect how I feel about my job. The pressure to meet deadlines and the workload is nuts! The other folks in my shop are starting to show it too.

Apr. 26, 2012: "Trusting your partner"
One of the building blocks of any interpersonal relationship is trust. In a committed relationship, it is an essential component between two people. Being trustworthy and earning trust from another person takes time.

Apr. 12, 2012: "Bring back some of that lovin' feeling"
Something is 'missing' from our marriage. We are just not as tender as we used to be towards each other. I know we still care and love each other, but it seems that with the hustle and bustle of life, we are starting to grow distant. I don't want to give up on our marriage. What can we do to bring back some of that "lovin' feeling?"

Mar. 29, 2012: "We fight about how to spend our money"
I am so frustrated!!! We get along on most issues , except when it comes to how we run our finances. We fight about how to spend it, which bills to pay and how much we spend when we go out.

Mar. 15, 2012: "Cant we all just get along?"
I'm a lucky man. I have a career, financial security, healthcare, a beautiful wife who loves me and helps support the family and a healthy child. The only thing we really argue about is how to divide up the household chores. Help - someone's gotta keep this mess under control!

Feb. 23, 2012: "Lonely and in need of a friend"
The holidays were great because I had more time to spend with my husband and our baby. Now that he's back to work every day, I'm feeling rather lonely not having another person to talk to. I'm a new mom and want to connect with other 'adults'.... What can I do?

Feb. 9, 2012: "I want to go back to school"
This year, I want to go back to school and finish my bachelor's degree. I'm nervous and worried that I can't do it while balancing my work and family. Am I biting off more than I can chew? 

Jan. 12, 2012: "We fight about the most ridiculous things"
My girlfriend and I fight about the most ridiculous things, but it seems to end up in a huge argument that we both regret later. Sometimes, we call each other nasty names or we'll stop talking to each other for days at a time just to hurt each other's feelings.

Nov. 24, 2011: "This is my first base and I don't know anyone"
I'm new to the military and love it so far. I joined because I wanted to serve and liked the idea of being a part of something big! I like my job and am happy I got MacDill AFB. Problem is, I am lonely. This is my first base and I don't know anyone here.

Nov. 11, 2011: "She stays with him because she's afraid..."
My friend, Jennifer is married to a jerk. Her husband emotionally abuses her and she continues to put up with it.

Oct. 28, 2011: "How do I deal with this deployment without going crazy?"
My husband recently returned from long deployment and things are just not the same between us. I don't know what to do. He's been home a month now, and I feel that I am already at my wits end and drowning in our marriage.

Oct. 14, 2011: " I keep thinking there was something I missed..."
I've been deployed six times now. I had no problems dealing with my deployments until the last one. Three days before we were suppose to redeploy, one of my troops committed suicide. It's been four months since he passed.

Sept. 30, 2011: "Things are just not the same between us..."
My husband recently returned from long deployment and things are just not the same between us. I don't know what to do. He's been home a month now, and I feel that I am already at my wits end and drowning in our marriage.

Sept. 9, 2011: "My best friend attempted suicide..."
One of my best friends attempted suicide. "Josh" always seemed so happy that this has come as a shock to all of us.

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