Each vet knows someone who was killed in the war they continued to fight, and there was likely someone they loved among those lost. This is the second time he's been in the hospital and I'm very proud he's asking for help. They may not want to get attached for fear of losing you, but you have to work to build their trust. I want so much to know which part is pre-war and which part of my good friend is post-war. To describe it sounds literally absurd.
They cope with things with a dark sense of humor, and this can be a little off-putting.
What It’s Like To Love A Combat Veteran
It's scary to acknowledge it verbally because then it makes it more real. Dating a combat vet is hard, but please do not mistake me: I endure these things because I almost feel a duty to; my vet spent 13 months in a desert so I could sleep safely at night. He warned me that sometimes he likes to be left alone and not text or call. I also admit that maybe some times I have a hard time believing his excuses just due to my own trust issues.