This is such a great list, simple, yet down to the core of change. Many Military Spouses will identify with her description of how 6 weeks was harder than 12 months. I think the key to that is we mentally and logistically prepare for the long deployments, so when a short one comes along, we think, “too easy” and do not prepare in the same way. Mental preparation is key to functioning well through change. 5 Ways to Step Out of Your Military Life Funk – Jo, My Gosh!.