Being a sailor’s spouse is very difficult. You have to cope with loneliness, separation, double responsibility etc. However, there any many benefits of being married to a seafarer as well.
1. When they are at home, they are there 24 hours a day.
Unlike other professions seafarers don’t get weekends off. They get months off at a time. So, when your seafarer is at home, he or she is home for good. The time is not restricted to 2 days or a few hours.
2. They don’t bring work home.
Unlike other industries, merchant navy doesn’t demand a seafarer to take his or her work home. So when your seafaring husband or wife is home, he or she has all the time to spend with family and no work at the back of their head.
3. You get gifts from all across the globe.
Your sailor travels all across the globe and gets you great gifts from wherever his or her vessel docks.
4. Romance stays young and alive.
As you and your seafaring spouse have long periods of separation the life never gets routine or boring. The time away keeps you pining and time together is spent living and romancing to the fullest.
5. Family vacations aren’t just a dream.
The time off that a sailor gets is not limited to a day or two. They get weeks off and hence you don’t need to wait for their leave to be approved to plan a vacation. When they are off duty at home, a vacation can be planned.
6. Family Projects can be undertaken without too much wait.
Renovating the drawing room, building another floor, getting kids’ room new wallpaper – this kind of home improvement projects don’t have to wait forever. When the sailor is home, he or she can undertake these projects and complete them in a few days itself.
7. Effective Communication becomes a part and parcel of life.
As the couple spends a lot of time apart it becomes essential to develop better communication. They try to keep in touch when they are apart. So, complaining that now that you are married he doesn’t call from work doesn’t happen for those married to sailors. When at home, the sailor has a lot to share and also to catch up on, so there’s never a lack of something to talk about.
8. You value to your spouse more and they value you a lot in turn.
The time spent apart helps understand the value of each other. You never take each other for granted and always find ways to appreciate each other.