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15th Feb '15 6:29:49 PM MagBas
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Can lead to UnfortunateImplications when the act of waiting is portrayed as passive, the spouse left to endure is AlwaysFemale, or the waiting person is put in a negative light as a NeutralFemale -- happy to stay home while TheHero wanders afield having adventures. Can also deconstruct the facade of a proud military family by realistically depicting the StepfordSmiler-levels of emotional stress and isolation that MyGirlBackHome shoulders with HeroicResolve, as well as the accepted but implicit pain caused when TheHero chooses LovedINotHonorMore.

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Can lead to UnfortunateImplications when the act of waiting is portrayed as passive, the spouse left to endure is AlwaysFemale, or the waiting person is put in a negative light as a NeutralFemale -- happy to stay home while TheHero wanders afield having adventures. Can also deconstruct the facade of a proud military family by realistically depicting the StepfordSmiler-levels of emotional stress and isolation that MyGirlBackHome shoulders with HeroicResolve, as well as the accepted but implicit pain caused when TheHero chooses LovedINotHonorMore.
4th Aug '14 5:16:01 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Can lead to UnfortunateImplications when the act of waiting is portrayed as passive, the spouse left to endure is AlwaysFemale, or the waiting person is put in a negative light if not a perfect, patient ProperLady -- happy to stay home while TheHero wanders afield having adventures. Can also deconstruct the facade of a proud military family by realistically depicting the StepfordSmiler-levels of emotional stress and isolation that MyGirlBackHome shoulders with HeroicResolve, as well as the accepted but implicit pain caused when TheHero chooses LovedINotHonorMore.

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Can lead to UnfortunateImplications when the act of waiting is portrayed as passive, the spouse left to endure is AlwaysFemale, or the waiting person is put in a negative light if not as a perfect, patient ProperLady NeutralFemale -- happy to stay home while TheHero wanders afield having adventures. Can also deconstruct the facade of a proud military family by realistically depicting the StepfordSmiler-levels of emotional stress and isolation that MyGirlBackHome shoulders with HeroicResolve, as well as the accepted but implicit pain caused when TheHero chooses LovedINotHonorMore.
3rd Jun '14 11:49:12 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* The ''HighlanderTheSeries'' episode "They Also Serve..." focused on the Watchers, the mysterious organization who observed and recorded the constant warfare between the immortals but (theoretically) never interfered in the ongoing fights.

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* The ''HighlanderTheSeries'' ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' episode "They Also Serve..." focused on the Watchers, the mysterious organization who observed and recorded the constant warfare between the immortals but (theoretically) never interfered in the ongoing fights.
1st Jan '14 9:21:12 AM Goldfritha
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Children's books about war naturally tend to concentrate on this, because this is where the children are.




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* The last book in the ''All of a Kind Family'', ''Ella of All of the Kind Family'', has all the children doing home-front things during WorldWarI. Ella and her best friend fit the romantic side; both have boyfriends in the armed forces.
* Kate Seredy's ''The Singing Tree'' happens during WorldWarII. The farm keeps on plugging with the news in the background, the father having gone off to war, Russian prisoners being brought in to work, and WarRefugees, children, being brought to the farm so they could eat.
* The last AnneOfGreenGables work, ''Rilla of Ingelside'', is about WorldWarI in Canada. The central character is Anne's youngest daughter, who is not really the LoveInterest until the very end.
12th Dec '13 1:44:38 PM Mechamorph
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* Any nation with compulsary military service for a large majority of citizens, especially if there is a powerful and hostile neighbour. The stress and anxiety of those left behind after a major deployment is intense.
9th Nov '13 1:33:17 PM MarkLungo
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->''Let no tears add to their hardships''
->''As the soldiers pass along,''
->''And although your heart is breaking,''
->''Make it sing this cheery song:''
->''Keep the Home Fires Burning,''
->''While your hearts are yearning.''
->''Though your lads are far away''
->''They dream of home.''
->''There's a silver lining''
->''Through the dark clouds shining,''
->''Turn the dark cloud inside out''
->'''Til the boys come home.''
-->-- '''Ivor Novello & Lena Ford''', "[[http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/keepthehomefiresburning.htm Keep the Home-Fires Burning]]"


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->''Let ->''"Let no tears add to their hardships''
->''As
hardships''\\
''As
the soldiers pass along,''
->''And
along,''\\
''And
although your heart is breaking,''
->''Make
breaking,''\\
''Make
it sing this cheery song:''
->''Keep
song:''\\
''Keep
the Home Fires Burning,''
->''While
Burning,''\\
''While
your hearts are yearning.''
->''Though
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''Though
your lads are far away''
->''They
away''\\
''They
dream of home.''
->''There's
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''There's
a silver lining''
->''Through
lining''\\
''Through
the dark clouds shining,''
->''Turn
shining,''\\
''Turn
the dark cloud inside out''
->'''Til
out''\\
''[='=]Til
the boys come home.''
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'''Ivor Novello & Lena Ford''', "[[http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/keepthehomefiresburning.htm Keep the Home-Fires Burning]]"




* The French film ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement'' is about a woman (played by AudreyTautou) trying to find out what happened to her fiance who fought in WorldWarOne.
* Colonel Moore's wife, Julie, in ''WeWereSoldiers'' has scenes of this. In one, the taxi driver delivering death notification letters to widows stops at Colonel Moore's house to ask his wife for directions to another house. [[TearJerker She initially thinks her husband has died,]] and is not pleased to find out why she just got the scare of her life.

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* The French film ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement'' is about a woman (played by AudreyTautou) Creator/AudreyTautou) trying to find out what happened to her fiance who fought in WorldWarOne.
UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
* Colonel Moore's wife, Julie, in ''WeWereSoldiers'' ''Film/WeWereSoldiers'' has scenes of this. In one, the taxi driver delivering death notification letters to widows stops at Colonel Moore's house to ask his wife for directions to another house. [[TearJerker She initially thinks her husband has died,]] and is not pleased to find out why she just got the scare of her life.
11th Aug '13 5:42:59 PM TastySauce
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-->-- Ivor Novello & Lena Ford, "[[http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/keepthehomefiresburning.htm Keep the Home-Fires Burning]]"


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-->-- Ivor '''Ivor Novello & Lena Ford, Ford''', "[[http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/keepthehomefiresburning.htm Keep the Home-Fires Burning]]"

17th Jun '13 10:05:23 PM karstovich2
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* The family plotlines on ''Series/RescueMe'' exhibit this trope.
5th May '13 10:27:50 AM nombretomado
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* In a non-romantic version of this, in the new ''DresdenFiles'' novel ''ColdDays'', when Harry goes back to visit Chicago, he finds, to his shock [[spoiler:his Godmother, Leanansidhe]] has been keeping his obligations current during his absence. Due to the nature of the benefactor, he is more than a bit concerned.

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* In a non-romantic version of this, in the new ''DresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''ColdDays'', when Harry goes back to visit Chicago, he finds, to his shock [[spoiler:his Godmother, Leanansidhe]] has been keeping his obligations current during his absence. Due to the nature of the benefactor, he is more than a bit concerned.
13th Mar '13 1:53:25 PM LordGro
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* Literature/YouKnowWhenTheMenAreGone by [[http://siobhanfallon.com/ Siobhan Fallon]] is a collection of short stories focused mainly on the inner lives of U.S. military families waiting in Fort Hood. Fallon is herself a military wife.

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* Literature/YouKnowWhenTheMenAreGone ''Literature/YouKnowWhenTheMenAreGone'' by [[http://siobhanfallon.com/ Siobhan Fallon]] is a collection of short stories focused mainly on the inner lives of U.S. military families waiting in Fort Hood. Fallon is herself a military wife.



* The poem [[http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/an-ancient-gesture/ "An Ancient Gesture"]] by EdnaStVincentMillay, also about [[Literature/TheOdyssey Penelope]].

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* The poem [[http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/an-ancient-gesture/ "An Ancient Gesture"]] by EdnaStVincentMillay, Creator/EdnaStVincentMillay, also about [[Literature/TheOdyssey Penelope]].



* Éowyn was ordered by Théoden and Aragon to stay behind in Edoras, she does not take it well.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Éowyn was ordered by Théoden and Aragon to stay behind in Edoras, she does not take it well.



* Or any police officer's family.

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* Or any police officer's family.family.
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