I am well aware that I act differently around different people. We all do. I'm going to carry myself differently when I'm with Hubby and my immediate family than when I'm at a formal boat meeting.
I am still very close with 3 of my best friends from high school. We have been friends for 10 years now and consider each other "regardless" friends. We've all grown and changed, but we will love each other regardless. We were able to get together one night which very rarely happens since we're so spread out and insanely busy.
They know me in a way few people do. There is a quote "tied together by stuff too difficult to explain to someone new". That's us.
But, now there is a whole other side of me. I am married. I have a son. I have a deployed husband. While they do their best to show support through emails and care packages, they can't get it. I was lucky enough to become very close to one of the wives whose hubby is with mine. We've gone through the last year together. She knows things about me that no one else does. She knows because she's going through it with me. We are also tied together.
I am very blessed to have found such great friends. I can't imagine going through this deployment (and life for that matter) without them.
PS. Hubby is my best friend. But, sometimes I need a girl opinion :-)