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And as veterans of the last 13 years move back home and re-integrate with the civilian world, we need an honest dialogue, we need dates, we need mutual respect.
I have been dating a veteran of the Iraq war for approximately 6 months now and I see how his PTSD effects everything aspect of his life.
Perry here is tapdancing around the idea of post-traumatic stress.
“Most people live their entire lives without facing their emotional demons, because we live in a society that has taught us to suck it up and soldier on,” she says.
“Be prepared and try to understand that 3 to 6 months of bro bonding time really is not healthy for a man, and he has to do what he has to do to overcome that,” Perry writes to support her point.
Really, “bro bonding time,” that’s what we’re calling war now?
This to me doesn’t sound like an attack against veterans, it sounds like a general complaint the Cosmo-reading crowd has about men while galvanizing the “girls like flowers, boys like guns” mentality. Because we spent time in an environment where there were few or no women?
“They used Myspace, Facebook, e-mail, texts, and all other written mediums in order to communicated with their loved ones- on a limited basis.
So sitting down one-on-one may be really challenging and uncomfortable,” she says. Post 9/11 veterans are no more reliant on technology or social media than any other millennial.
“Couple that with the seriously beyond-human-comprehension brutalities of war that your man may have experienced, and hey- it could trickle into your relationship.
You’ve got to be willing to be okay with that and understanding of it.” Post-traumatic stress is a real issue that many people suffer with. Anyone who has witnessed or experienced terrible violence can have symptoms of post-traumatic stress, and yet, the media is not going around speaking of the violent, unpredictable tendencies (or cautioning against dating) assault victims.