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Oilfield wives Melissa Anderson, left, Willow Hall, center, and Tiffany Cannon chat at a Real Oilfield Wives gathering Tuesday at Kirkwood Mall in Bismarck.

The Real Oilfield Wives: Group unites for support and advice

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There are the military wives of wartime and the astronaut wives of the Space Age. Now, North Dakota is seeing a generation of oilfield wives.


Groups like Real Oilfield Wives have popped up online in recent years, their popularity signaling to the niche the groups fill for women facing circumstances that few outside their situations understand.

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