1st friend: Thank you for your service to myself and family and this country.
I immediately smiled reading your OP, because I sensed a new beginning for you. It was there between the lines. To me? It was quite apparent. You
spilled your heart out to a few thousand-hundreds of thousands...and you did it very well and that in itself is a positive thing. I feel if you keep
talking, youll come to see the light grow brighter and brighter....In fact? Youre very much on your way.
We are an understanding group here...just like the military. We are wise, caring, understanding and have compassion. If you get any BS back, it will
only reflect the most mi-nute, single digit amount of members negative to you. But, thats how the world operates...not everyone will support
you...just realize thats fine.
Marraige? Love comes and goes. Divorce is trying, life changing and a negative, but that too goes away with time. Reflecting on it day to day can be
very depressing, so you need to visualize yourself forward and not dwell in the past. Its hard, painful but necessary. At ATS? Youve come to the right
place...and your karma brought you here...and we were waiting for you.
We dont agree on everything, we dont believe everthing (ie: photos or it didnt happen), but the point there is that as least we agree to disagree..and
some times we do that VERY WELL! Thats the way its supposed to be, that nothing lasts forever, nothing always comes in a pretty packages, and for you,
its time to move on. Each day, youll get stronger and more confident that life does not exist in the past only, for it is gone already....and by the
very nature of your OP, youve begun your journey.
An underlying theme here does ring of PTSD, and even though Im a medical professional, Im not qualified to give any advice, other than my own. So,
youve responded and stated your case very well, and youve expressed your unhappiness, depression and sadness...and although hard to see...this is one
of your 1st steps.
Why not volunteer for your local Community Emergency Response Team? Your soldiering talents can be utilized as a great benefit to your community.
Usually there are Police Officers, Soldiers, Firefighters, secretaries, ham radio ops, search and rescue 1st responders, medical triage specialists
(like myself), neighbors, store owners, ex-military, etc, etc. You name it and these groups are filled with all these different individuals...some in
fact are in or have been in, the same situation as you...and in joining such teams, the advise is free, and so is the membership and training.
Keep moving forward, because some day it will be your past...and we all have the same feelings, hope, dreams, wants and wishes. Get outside and get
involved, You can always, anytime, anywhere, send any of us a private U2U to talk.
Once again, thank you for your service. MS
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