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Commentary: A Reservist's Family

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Commentary: A Reservist's Family

Commentary: A Reservist's Family

Commentary: A Reservist's Family

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There are about 200,000 reservists now on active duty — among them Rob Rossi, the husband of commentator Holly Rossi. He's been away for most of the last 10 months, during which time she's had trouble with a contractor working on their condo. The family support groups tell her that when she talks to Rob, she should put on a good front, not tell him that anything is wrong. But marriages are built on open communication, so she is having trouble keeping her troubles to herself.