Dark humor is rampant in the firehouse, but it might not go over so well at home. Illustration by Paul Combs with commentary from Anne and Mike Gagliano.
A strong marriage is the best gift you can give your children. New illustration from Paul Combs with commentary by Anne and Mike Gagliano.
Host Bobby Halton talks with Anne and Mike Gagliano about how to keep and strengthen your relationships and marriage with your first family while being a firefighter.
Remember that there will come a day when every firefighter hangs their coat on the hook for the last time.
"No need to seek that PhD in health supplements, firefighter couples. You have the best aid readily available to you: your marriage," writes Anne Gagliano.
"So, here goes 34 years’ worth of lessons learned, one for each year of our experiences, and I hope they help other couples who seek some wisdom from older folks like us," writes Anne Gagliano.
"Take the greatest risk of all, firefighters, and choose happiness. It’s easier to be negative and expect the worst, no risk there," writes Anne Gagliano.
"True courage comes from letting go of future fears and past regrets and living in the now, savoring the now, enjoying the now," writes Anne Gagliano.
Give your firefighter time to decompress and transition from the rough-and-tumble world of the firehouse to the safe and tranquil environment of home, writes Anne Gagliano.