Twinkles, you didn't upset me. As a Military wife, it is just frustrating to be stereotyped. We might as well add: Uneducated, fat, lazy, gold-digging (trust me, there is no gold to be dug up in the Military
) breeders who are unfaithful to their spouses @ every deployment.
Yes, I'm sure there are Military spouses who are addicted to prescriptions (as are many enlisted soldiers) - as there are many civilians who are equally addicted. However to perpetuate a stereotype is unfair. It is no different than suggesting that all Asians are horrible drivers or all Mexicans are manual labors ( which both are not true).
Or my favorite: All overweight people are lazy & eat too much.
I may be more sensitive to the subject as I am pursuing a degree to become a Victim Advocate (Military Spouse advocate here on post) & face this type of generalization on a daily basis. Also, my DH is deploying in a week for the 4Th time in recent years, to protect your right to vocalize your opinions.
Anywho, I didn't intend to hijack this thread & make this into a debate. No worries & all that jazz.
Have a great day