When veterans come back from time serving their country, they have to readjust to civilian life. This is often very difficult.
Even the things that they have looked forward to may not go as well as they wish. For instance, maybe they missed their family every day while they were deployed. When they get back, they may still have trouble reconnecting with their loved ones or finding their place in the family.
Part of the reason for this is that the other spouse has to take on all of the roles while the military spouse is away, including:
- Caring for children
- Doing home maintenance
- Driving the car
- Buying necessities
- Doing yard work.
You name it, and they had to do it. When the military spouse comes back, that spouse may find it difficult to decide how they fit and what jobs they should now do. They may feel like an outsider within their own family. There could also be some resentment from the spouse who stayed home and had to do all of this work.
Now imagine trying to adjust to civilian life while suffering from PSTD, physical disabilities or mental impairments. Being in the military is dangerous and many people come home with injuries, some of which will never heal. That makes everything harder, from connecting with the family to feeling safe and secure to finding employment. This is just not an easy process.
Veterans who are facing these challenges need to be well aware of all of the legal options they have, especially when facing wide-ranging physical, mental and emotional issues related to their service.