With Tristan being gone, I find it very important to have family that supports you and has your back.
Support comes in may forms. It could be a text here and there just to let them know you are thinking about them. Could be a comment on facebook. Could be an invite over for dinner.
Support and being there for a person means so much when the spouse is away. A shout out to my sister in law that texts me EVERY single day. As you can see from the text above, she completely gets me and has no problem having my back on important subjects!