It was the perfect whirlwind romance that swept you off your feet and ended with you married your dream man. It was a bliss you wished would last forever. Then you experience your first deployment. And your spouse goes off to duty. Don’t be surprised when you might find yourself asking, “Now, what?” Like many, military spouses might find that beginnings are always hard—new people, new places and new life adjustments. But on the other side of it, it also makes life more exciting and gives you something new to learn and discover. Here are some of the things that new military spouses might find surprising.