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    What a great website

    My OH has been overseas for nearly 10 months (and is away for another 3 months) and it has taken me this long to find this website. What a shame there is no info in the packs that come to us (my OH is in the TA) about how we can tap into support networks when they are away.

    Anyway thanks for having me!

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    hello and welcome!

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    Yes welcome and spread the word.

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    hiya, all i can say is that for the whole two days i've been using RP, it's helped me

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    Hi there & welcome

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    Hi

    Im new too and after trying a few ofther sites out this is definatly the best and not to mention the funniest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_butler
    Yes welcome and spread the word.
    Will do, although being a TA wife tends to mean that you are out on your own (no am not playing a violin!! - honest) and therefore outside the normal support network. In fact there seems to be no support network available at all to TA partners - no don't get me on this - it is one of my favourite soapboxes and tends to reduce me to a splutter incoherent wreck! Anyway its great to be here.

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    Great site are you nuts? Its addictive, and will then start telling you to drink! Unless of course you think thats a good thing in which case, welcome and open a bottle or four.
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    I am in the TA, not sure what support families do get, fairly new to the TA world! But i'm sure you will find things on here to keep you occupied! from both regular army/raf/navy wives and husbands as well as those who are connected to the reserve forces!

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    Quite a few of us on here are outwith the 'normal' support networks. Personally I find RP satisfies pretty much all of my support needs (why does that make me think of tights and bras?) that aren't met by friends and family. Anyway, hello and welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by missy
    I am in the TA, not sure what support families do get, fairly new to the TA world! But i'm sure you will find things on here to keep you occupied! from both regular army/raf/navy wives and husbands as well as those who are connected to the reserve forces!
    Many thanks - TA families seem to get little if any support apart from reams of paper - however I think it depends somewhat on the regiment. Anyway this site is already proving addictive - and I can see that I had better limit myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scuba_angel
    Great site are you nuts? Its addictive, and will then start telling you to drink! Unless of course you think thats a good thing in which case, welcome and open a bottle or four.

    Definitely addictive - I had noticed the liquid consumption - and a very good thing too. Very sadly I gave it up 2 years ago, and tea definitely does not do it for me the same way!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzam
    Quite a few of us on here are outwith the 'normal' support networks. Personally I find RP satisfies pretty much all of my support needs (why does that make me think of tights and bras?) that aren't met by friends and family. Anyway, hello and welcome
    Am seriously thick - have just worked out what RP means!! It is really great to feel part of a network; family and friends simply do not understand what it is like. So thanks so much for the welcome.

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    Hello x
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    Hiya and welcome

    You've definitely found the right place for a good natter and support, no matter in what way you're related to the forces.

    13 months? Jesus, that's a long time! Have you seen your OH in that 10 months?

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    Hello and Welcome!

    I'm snowed under at the moment, and just needed to say RP is an addiction, you NEED a fix at least twice a week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fally_Fox
    Hiya and welcome

    You've definitely found the right place for a good natter and support, no matter in what way you're related to the forces.

    13 months? Jesus, that's a long time! Have you seen your OH in that 10 months?
    Yes thank God. He has been back for Christmas, Easter and for a couple of weeks last month. This last bit is dragging the most. And then, I am going to have to get used to being married all over again which, is going to be interesting to say the least! Its been a bit like having short honeymoons - not enough time to get used to each other again but enough to know what we are missing....

    I come from an army family (regular) and find the TA quite different from the regular in that it simply seems to cast its families adrift (perhaps I just don't fit into the right mould - whatever that is supposed to be - being fairly independent minded!!.

    It is just really great to be able to chat and see what a great lot of women you all are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blessed_baby_cakes
    Hello and Welcome!

    I'm snowed under at the moment, and just needed to say RP is an addiction, you NEED a fix at least twice a week!

    Beebs x
    Have noticed - am getting addicted already and I have only been a 'member' a few hours - certainly gives me some light relief at the computer inbetween doing invoices etc!!

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