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Have you ever said or been told “law enforcement is just a job”?
Well, yes, it is a job, but it is a career choice that has great impact on the person serving in that career and often times, it impacts the family, as well.
As family members, I think it is important to learn a little bit about what our spouses go through in law enforcement. Why? Because it helps to create empathy and understanding.
If as spouses, we understand the job a bit more and how it impacts our spouse, then our spouse doesn’t have to walk through the impact of the job alone. We can walk alongside them, offering support, giving grace when it is needed after a long day, and it allows us to understand more of what they are going through.
Joining on this podcast episode is Cyndi Doyle, LPC. Cyndi is a licensed professional counselor, speaker, founder of Code4Couples, the podcast and website for law enforcement couples, and author of Hold the Line: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Law Enforcement Relationship.
Cyndi shares her story of being a law enforcement spouse (retired), about her career as a licensed professional counselor and how she decided to start sharing her knowledge to help other law enforcement couples.
She opens up and shares that after years of seeing changes with her husband and not understanding why he said or did certain things, she finally put her expertise in counseling to use in her own relationship to understand her husband and his job more.
Doing so, provided her with more empathy and understanding of his law enforcement career and the impact it had on him, her and their relationship.
To hear about Cyndi’s experience and how it led her to start her podcast Code4Couples to give support for police couples, listen to the podcast episode here.
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