My hubby is leaving in feb/march time...and i will be living alone and DREADDING IIT!!! But we are getting TWO PUPPIES!!! little belgian malinois (the police dogs)...so that will help butt friggin frack!!
I always live alone while he's gone I've done it for the past three and if he leaves this coming year again ill probably live alone again. I love it I have two kids and two cats , I enjoy my privacy but we all have our sad days .
I did it several times. Well, once without kids and twice with kids...so I don't know if having kids counts as "alone" in your book.
The first time I was totally alone...in San O 2 housing. But I was really close with my neighbors (and am, in fact, still very good friends with all 3 families today). But I went to work, I took a couple classes at Saddleback College...I kept busy and productive for the most part.
Truthfully, I think everyone should experience living on their own. It's very liberating, and very empowering when you learn that you ARE capable of a lot of things that you didn't think you could do. Depending on others your whole life doesn't do anything for your self-esteem or your ability to function in this world.
I adopted our older dog (she was 8 weeks old then) when the hubs left for his last deployment. It was a great distraction between training and constant walks, it kept me positive and busy. I was also working a full-time job, so that helped. Like some of the others have mentioned, just be careful about talking about your husband being gone and being home alone during that time. There are enough bad people out there and you just need to be extra aware.