The training and the missions and the executions of both are so deeply engrained in our service men and women that, I swear, the marrow in their bones is altered.And it wasn’t until I started living with and had a child with a veteran of the United States Military, that I realized that while he left the military years ago, the military cannot – and will not – leave him.Most everyone are considered potential threats and the consistent vigilance he cannot help but display can become exhausting.
I’ve learned that certain social situations will make him uncomfortable and nervous, although he will never show it.
Large crowds make him anxious, especially if our son and myself are with him.
While I am in awe of the military spouse, I know myself well enough to know that I would have a significantly difficult time going about my day-to-day, when my partner and best friend is at war and in danger or deployed or involved in a risky training exercise.
If I met an interested man who happened to be an active member of the military, that wouldn’t necessarily exclude him from consideration, but I would be hesitant to get involved on any sort of serious level. He served in the United States Navy for six years but had been out of the military for a significant amount of time before I sat next to him in on what would be our last first date.
Husband's get deployed and a day later the wife's bring home their bf's into BASE housing.
I haven't seen it myself but I heard it from guards working on the gates.For someone who has never served in the military, it is difficult to fully comprehend all the complicated ways military service weaves into the very fiber of one’s being.Military members are broken down in boot camp and built up to not just be altered men and women, but trusted, forever soldiers.Nothing upsets my partner more than being late for an engagement or dinner or pre-determined activity, and if he isn’t able to plan out the exact times we will be at specific locations – and the exact way in which we will make our way to said location – he’ll no doubt become frustrated and agitated.Everything needs to be in its proper place and at a proper time, including us.We were unable to verify where the quote originated or with who, but it did not originate with Mattis.