After my husband was medically retired, we both had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. We lived in an area without strong military culture or support. After he got mixed up with the Justice system I went to the local Veterans Service Center and asked about joining their spouse support group. No, is the answer I got. I might scare the other spouses with the reality of what we were dealing with. PTSD. TBI. MST. The VA dropping the ball. His Unit casting us aside like old boots. Addiction. Self-destructive behavior. "I'm sorry ma'am, but we don't think it's appropriate. Many of these young wives are going through their first deployments, we don't want them any more nervous than they already are..." FUBAR.
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