Clayton Bond, who is a great officer and just an all around great guy, has an article in this month's Foreign Service Journal on life as a Trailing Tandem.
In it, he discusses the difficulty he and his husband faced during their separated tour, and the decision he finally made to take leave without pay so they could be together. He, like me, values family over career, so his story is a particularly salient one for the issue on Work-Life balance.
The article is especially timely for me, given the situation my wife and I are dealing with (nope, still no answers....).
But it did give me some ideas! :)