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I am not even sure where to start and could probably type/vent all day and feel like I have not adequately explained things, therefore I am going to keep this somewhat short and if you have questions we can go from there.
My boyfriend just got out of the Army a month ago, he is home for 2 years to finish college and then he will go back into the Army as an officer. He is having a extremely hard time adjusting and seems to be "on edge" all of the time. I know during this month I should have just been patient and supportive but unfortunately life threw some hard times my way (my grandmother died, and a few other things). I know he is suffering from PTSD and having flash backs from when he deployed. He has talked about it some and just said when he got home going through this nearly killed him but having his squad helped.. that he just has to find a way to cope. When he first got back he had mentioned a break and I just was not for it I said if he wanted a break it sounded like we should just break up. Fast forward a month and we have tried but seem to fight over little things, he mentioned a break again and I guess that is what we are doing. He has been wonderful in explaining that it is not me it is him but that is so hard for me to process because I am not going through what he is. I guess my question is what can I do to help? How do I give him space to figure out things and get better and still show him I love and care.. I know it is going to be a fine line and I am hoping there are some veterans on here that can really help me see what to do.
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