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While I am in awe of the military spouse, I know myself well enough to know that I would have a significantly difficult time going about my day-to-day, when my partner and best friend is at war and in danger or deployed or involved in a risky training exercise.
Most of us love our country and would consider ourselves patriotic.
But when it comes to actually defending our nation? When I dated a veteran, I loved someone who put everything on the line for America.
They often require professional help to work through, and not everyone is able to overcome the demons they face. This is your life at stake, as well as your country. I saw the perspective of many, not just my boyfriend's, and I saw how they're there for each other.
It's an exceptionally close group of people because each person has a fundamental understanding of what it means to go through something few others can comprehend.
They only showed a one-dimensional portrait of what it's like to date someone who's been through a literal war.
I learned firsthand that dating a veteran is anything but one-dimensional when I fell in love with an Iraq War vet.
There are certain atrocities that most of us will never encounter. We hope that we will never have a friend who commits suicide.
These theoretical issues become real when you're in a war.
According to the VA, more than half of all post-9/11 veterans will face a period of unemployment — even as the national unemployment rate continues to decline.
And when it comes to getting post-service benefits, things don't look much better.
When my significant other was dealing with an issue, it was my natural impulse to urge him to talk about it. Sometimes the only way I could relate was simply by being there.