I haven’t served. I haven’t been through basic or deployed. So who am I to assume I can help you?
I’m a base brat with parents who were active duty, a sister in the reserves, a brother in law who recently retired, and I have numerous friends who returned from deployment not the way they left. Serving you is my DUTY. Because when someone is willing to give their life for mine, they deserve to see they aren’t forgotten. I will fight whatever is going on with you without judgment. You are not forgotten. Your service meant and continues to mean something.
I will work with you to help figure out where you belong now. The transition to civilian life isn’t always easy, and it’s ok to seek support from someone who has seen that process more than once. It doesn’t make you weak… weakness is not having the courage to admit when you need someone or need to talk about it. You are most definitely NOT weak.