We all know what it means to have veto power – its something referenced in sitcoms, discussed in overly serious political settings, and reverted to when ‘because I said so’ needs a leg to stand on.
When it comes to being in a relationship , sometimes having the ability to call off a course of action really matters. This is especially true when one person is signing their life away by agreeing to be at the beck and call of the US government. For myself and Justin, the agreement was simple; both of us had veto powers when it came to contracts with the government. Okay, contracts in general that impact the other person.
Thankfully, there was never an instance in which veto powers were required or called into play. After the first four year contract with the Marine Corps, we both were ready to be done and move home.