Am I Loved?

Demetrick (@ssjakuma) 8 years, 7 months ago

I don’t understand. All I want is to be the best that I can be and not be mediocre. My wife does not agree with me being a cop, and is adamantly sticking to her reason that “it puts me in the line of fire.” Supporting my new family and new community (I moved to MD for her) is what I like. She is such a worrywart that it is very painful to even listen to her want to persuade me to do something else. I’m stepping up to the plate and settled my personal opinions about law enforcement and my total disdain toward them to become one. They are hiring, and it’s a full-time job: something that is scarce these days. It can help me get out of debt with college quicker, and I can retire earlier. I don’t see the problem with becoming a police officer; shootouts are for the most part non-existent in the county that we live in. Why doesn’t she support me for me? I value honor, respect, and character. Are we too different?

April 24, 2013 at 10:43 am
owenkellogg (34) (@owenkellogg) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

Many things that attract women during the “courting” process are usually the same things they want you to quit doing once they “reel you in” and marry you. They find the idea of the dangerous, risk-taking guy attractive at first, but once you are their exclusive mate, that type of behavior puts you in danger and therefore they fear losing you.

Rationally explain to her that you have a much higher chance of being killed just driving to work than being killed in the line of duty. Congrats on your job, and keep in mind at all times the oath you took (or will take) to defend the Constitution and the rights of the citizens – not political careers nor corporate profits.

(BTW – I’ve been married 21 years.)

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Andrea (21) (@yourefunny) 8 years, 7 months ago ago

Try to expand your options. There are actually many jobs that you could be doing instead of being a police officer. It sounds like all you want from being in law enforcement is quick employment, and money. Find what makes you happy, and try to pursue that.

A way of finding a job that many people don’t consider is through a temp agency. Yes, the work is temporary, but I read somewhere that something like half of the people who start out at temp agencies end up finding their career that way.

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