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Soldiers coming home(r/pics)
Even though I never experienced combat, the military was a profoundly life changing experience for me. Being in for almost a decade, overseas, and suddenly being in the civilian world was a bit for me to work out. One day you’re surrounded by people who would get your back and the next you’re on your own. Even if you’re with friends and family, they just don’t get understand. Some equate it to being institutionalized. Honestly never felt more lonely and purposeless.
Edit: Didn’t realize this was as common. Appreciate everyone for sharing their experiences and for the support. Even though I sat through the briefings and all it still confused me about how I was feeling when I got out. Feel free to PM anytime as well.
Edit2: Late update but I will be giving out 22 total “self-help” type of books that has helped and inspired me throughout my own transition. 22 for the 22 vets that commit suicide everyday. If you’re a vet, you can choose either Resilience by Eric Greitens or a faith based one Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. Just give me a PM and share a little bit about yourself if you’d like. Also, if anyone knows how to send of books anonymously please PM me.