Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day

With JDog Spouses

When you’re part of a military family, everyone serves. The same goes for running a business. Entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. It’s important to take time to show support for all the cheerleaders in your life. So on the Friday in May before Mother’s Day, we celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation for those who make a positive impact behind the scenes. Here are some of the ways spouses support the family and military business.

The Spousal Support System

From sharing household responsibilities to offering a shoulder during turbulent times, the role of a spouse is crucial in any new business undertaking or deployment. Let’s look at the intricacies of this relationship and explore how to thrive as the significant other of an entrepreneur or solider.

  1. Support System. Whether you’re on the front lines or away at the office all day, there are bound to be setbacks and victories along the way. A spouse provides unwavering support and encouragement through good times and bad. This helps to bolster confidence and determination to succeed.
  2. Shared Responsibilities. Often the job takes you away from home and prevents you from handling some of the day-to-day tasks. Your spouse is the one to step up and take care of the household finances, family schedules, and daily routines. This is where effective communication and collaboration are essential to ensure that both partners feel supported and valued in their respective roles.
  3. Flexibility is Key. When in the military or owning a business, plans are likely to change at a moment’s notice. Spouses need to adapt accordingly.
  4. Prioritizing Your Relationship. Even though you may not always be there, it’s important to find ways to connect and nurture your relationship. This could mean consistent communication and extra special adventures when you are home.
  5. Self-Care Matters. It’s often said you can’t take care of others until you take care of yourself. Keep your own health in check to ensure you can also be there when your spouse needs you.

Being married to a business owner or solider adds a layer of complexity to your relationship. The demands can be all-consuming, often blurring the lines between work and personal life. As the spouse, you might find yourself navigating through unpredictable schedules, financial uncertainties, and the pressure to strike a balance between family time and occupational commitments. This is why taking some time to appreciate each other is so much sweeter.

Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation with JDog

JDog Brands understands the sacrifices military families make everyday. This is one reason why JDog Spouses exists. This support system is set up for the partners of JDog business owners who play a role in the day-to-day operations.

Under the mentorship of co-founder Tracy Flanagan, JDog Spouses shares business best practices and explores ways to further growth and development of the local JDog franchises. Groups discuss balancing family life with operating a business, and most importantly, acts as a source of guidance and support. Call 484-324-6444 to learn more about starting a franchise and how to join the JDog Spouses.