Category Archives: Learning to F.L.Y.

What Do You Mean It’s Not Pizza?

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As you all know by now, we talk a lot about the necessity of learning to F.L.Y. in order to sustain a happy aviation marriage. F.L.Y. is my acronym for first love yourself. No, this doesn’t mean not caring about our spouses’ needs or loving them well; it means living life to

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Feeling Secure at Home When He’s Away

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It’s almost midnight now. About an hour ago, I was lying here in my comfy little bed reading a book, juuuuust about to [finally] drift into some much needed sleep when there was a loud crash on my back porch. By loud, I mean I’m pretty sure the sky fell. I jolted

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The Other Woman

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Dear Pilot Wives, We spend a lot of time wishing we were her – the other woman. Not the beautiful one on television candy-coated in glitz and glammer. Not the perfect one in our playgroup with the clean, mannerly children. Not the successful one running that multi-million dollar law firm. No, not

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Learning to F.L.Y. 

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One of the key concepts that I try to impress upon my pilots’ wives is that it is essential for you to learn to F.L.Y.–to first love yourself–if you are going to be married to a traveling man. If you haven’t read this piece (or you just need a reminder), I encourage

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