“I had no idea what challenges and hardships I would be presented with when my husband returned from combat. He was not the same man that left for Afghanistan. The nightmares, mood swings, angry outbursts, constant walking on eggshells, crying for understanding.
Why had no one prepared me? I am ever so thankful to all the ladies who shared their stories, hard times and their methods of dealing and coping, especially the Vietnam ladies. Your positive attitude, knowledge, direction and courage helped my entire family with our healing process.”
"I felt so alone when I returned from overseas. I felt like I couldn't talk to anyone about what I was feeling. This website helped me find some local resources that seem to understand what I'm going through. Thank you."
"I was living on the streets, drowning in despair. The things I saw in Iraq have changed me, and it's been hard to readjust to life in the States. I started therapy and am working with a psychiatrist about regulating some medication for depression. I've gotten interested in running and working out which provides a good distraction. Thanks for giving me the resources to figure things out."
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