Hey everyone, I really need a panic moment, and don't know where else to turn. You see, my husband is in the National Guard and we got word that he might be deploying to Afghanistan in January. We should know for sure on Monday, but the wait is really taking its toll on me. I'm scared to death of being pregnant and taking care of our first newborn without him, but I have to put on a strong face so that he won't worry about me as much. I came into the relationship knowing that he would deploy at some point in time, but when his earlier scheduled deployment was pushed back until next October, I abandoned the idea of him going at all because he wanted to find a new job (his current one requires him to be in the Guard) so that he could get out of the military for good. I know I signed up for this when I married him, but that doesn't change the fact that it's been sprung on us so quickly, and that circumstances are less than ideal. Thank you for reading. Any tips for coping with separation would be greatly appreciated.