A six month deployment is bad enough. But how do you deal when the six-month deployment turns into an eight-month deployment? My answer: you just do. I have so many friends that say, "Isn't it hard to think about the fact that Greg would be coming home right now if they weren't extended?" Honestly...I just don't think about it. It hasn't even crossed my mind. Because when you are trying to keep the house running, kids fed and happy and yourself relatively put together, worrying about another two months just doesn't make the cut.
So my advice to any military wives out there struggling through a deployment. Keep your chin up; be strong for your husband; it's likely harder on him than it is on you.