Epaulettes first appeared on British uniforms in the second half of the 18th century. The epaulette was officially incorporated into Royal Navy uniform regulations in 1795, although some officers wore them before this date. Under this system Flag Officers wore silver stars on their epaulettes to distinguish their ranks. A Captain with at least three years seniority had two plain epaulettes, while a Junior Captain wore one on the right shoulder, and a Commander one of the left
Excellent information on why and how you end up in a relationship with someone from a dysfunctional family. Basically, they are looking for safety and security in you and think thats love; you keep rescuing them and get a warm, fuzzy feeling when you do that and think its love. And though things will go bad again and again, you pretend the good times are going to stay...and, of course, they don't due to addictions and/or abusers. Eye opening info.