Anxious About Army

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Dear Ask Away,          

I have been thinking about joining the army. I have ever since eight grade I’ve just never told really anyone. Awhile ago, I talked to a recruiter about it to keep my mind open about possible options for my future. I felt pretty good about it, like keeping it in my mind as an option was a good thing. Once I got home I told my mom about it, I have only brought it up one other time and she wasn’t happy about it. I kept thinking about that while hoping that her mind changed about it. But as soon as I told her about it she got really upset and started yelling at me. I know that it just worries her, but it really hurts knowing that she wouldn’t be there to support me if that was something I had chosen. What should I do?

Sincerely,

                         Anxious About Army

 

Dear Anxious About Army, 

I’m sad to say that you’re not the only one with this problem. The best advice that I would give you is to keep looking into the army and see the benefits that you can get. Tell your parents about the benefits and bring this topic up casually during dinner, or maybe a car ride. Maybe you could subtly bring up a student in your school choosing to join the army instead of going straight to college and how you admire them for serving their country. Don’t get into arguments about this, if the casual conversation goes poorly, bring it back up slowly again at another time. Arguing will only make them think badly about your future life, don’t give up. I wish you luck! 🙂

 

Sincerely,

                     Ask Away

 

 

 

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