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Erin Ward-McCarty and Molly Cruzen discuss their experiences as military spouses and what they wish they would have known in the beginning. Join us for some heartwarming conversation and great laughs. From our house to yours, we can’t wait for you to join us!

MilSpouse House Erin Ward-McCarty & Molly Cruzen

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Erin Ward-McCarty and Molly Cruzen discuss their experiences as military spouses and what they wish they would have known in the beginning. Join us for some heartwarming conversation and great laughs. From our house to yours, we can’t wait for you to join us!

    A Summer Farewell: An End To MilSpouse House First Season

    A Summer Farewell: An End To MilSpouse House First Season

    Hello MilSpouses! Thank you all for an amazing first season of MilSpouse House!

    As we close this season, we look back on all the amazing stories we've shared, what we've learned and what we hope for the future.

    From our house to yours, have a great summer!

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    • 29 min
    A MilSpouse Never Forgets

    A MilSpouse Never Forgets

    We all have those memories as military spouses that we will never forget.

    Whether it's the first time we went on base, the first call that he's coming home, or the realization our spouse is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country–these memories will forever be imprinted in our brains.

    Join us as we share our core memories as military spouses and see what memories spark for you!

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    • 28 min
    Honoring The Fallen On Memorial Day

    Honoring The Fallen On Memorial Day

    Today we celebrate Memorial Day. A day of reflection and gratitude for those heroes who gave their lives for our freedom. We dedicate this episode to those Americans who never made it home–as well as those who did make it home but are no longer with us.

    This is a very special episode for both of us and we thank you for listening.

    Emails us at milspousehouse@vaclaimsinsider.com or go to our website to fill out our contact form! We look forward to hearing from you!

    To read more about memorial day and how you can best celebrate today, visit the VACI blog!
    Memorial Day 2022: Honoring the Fallen

    In this episode, we talk about the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. We encourage you to visit their website and learn more about those dedicating their lives to bringing our fallen heroes home and how you can help.

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    • 26 min
    Does A Divorced Military Spouse Get Benefits? UPDATED!

    Does A Divorced Military Spouse Get Benefits? UPDATED!

    Divorce is never a fun topic and getting divorced in the military can seem scary. We are here today to give you the facts. Whether your spouse is still in the military or a retired veteran... what are your rights as the military (ex)spouse?

    Do you get to keep your military ID if you are separated?
    What about BAH?
    Are you allowed to get divorced if your spouse is deployed?
    Are you entitled to their pension?

    We have the answers for you...and you may be surprised at the truth.

    ***Listeners, we have added a section to this episode called the 20/20/15 Rule at the 11:30 timestamp shown in our chapters as well as updated information on if you are eligible to receive a portion of your former spouse's pension under the chapter Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act at timestamp 18:36!***

    Check out this awesome blog!
    Is a Divorced Spouse Entitled to VA Disability Benefits?

    Military Once Source articles mentioned in today's episode:
    Non-medical family counseling
    7 counseling options for service members and their families
    Love everyday app
    Taking care of yourself during times of stress and grief
    Rebuild after a breakup
    Dealing with divorce in the military

    Additional Materials
    Military Benefits for Former Spouses: Legislation and Policy Issues Updated May 20, 2021

    Emails us at milspousehouse@vaclaimsinsider.com or go to our website to fill out our contact form! We look forward to hearing from you!

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    • 25 min
    Why Military Marriages Fail And How To Save Yours

    Why Military Marriages Fail And How To Save Yours

    We all know the statistics. We hear horror stories, but how do we nurture our military marriages? What steps do we take to bring love back into our relationships? How do we journey through the hard times together without growing apart?

    Too often we hear from military couples who want to stay together but aren't sure how to get started on the path of forgiveness and understanding.

    Join us today as we share with you what we have learned in our own marriages, the challenges we still face, and the advice we have picked up along the way.

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    Do you have marriage advice for our MilSpouses listening? Share with us! Emails us at milspousehouse@vaclaimsinsider.com or go to our website to fill out our contact form! We look forward to hearing from you!

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    • 38 min
    Our Top 5 Things To Do Before Your Spouse Gets Out Of The Military

    Our Top 5 Things To Do Before Your Spouse Gets Out Of The Military

    Today we talk about the top 5 things to do before your spouse gets out of the military! Whether your spouse has served 4 years, 14 years, or 24 years... this episode is a MUST LISTEN TO episode for every milspouse! 

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    Resources mentioned in today's episode:
    The Complete VA Disability Claims List
    VA Presumptive List
    The GI Bill
    GI Bill School Comparison Tool
    VA Home Loans
    Veterans Career Transition Program (Top 8 Options and More!)
    Military Spouse Transition Program (MySTEP)
    Approaching Your Spouse about Post-Military Depression

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    • 19 min