have an independent view of self. I currently am living in Utah, which was settled more recently and has a more independent view of self, where the population uses unusual baby names than persons residing in Connecticut, where a more conventional and possible family name is passed on (Aronson, et al., 2016). Western culture plays a role in my view of myself with the independent aspect. It allows me to see my personal growth and self-motivation for my career then if I was to base my career solely on my family and children. One aspect of my life that I use the social comparison theory with is school. I compare myself to other military wives. I place myself up against other military wives with the tasks they juggle compared to mine. I have to balance school, work, appointments, deployments, and being a wife and mother. It can become exhausting, especially during a deployment. I have noticed that I will listen to other wives about the things they have to do and compare my tasks
SELF-DISOVERYREHBEIN4with theirs. Some spouses can balance many tasks at once, and I become baffled at their organizational abilities, and then there are some that are not able to cope with the fact that their spouse is not home and are not able to accomplish anything. I believe that my ability to
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- Cognitive Dissonance, Wife, Husband, et al.