Dating iraq war veteran
When someone claims the only people who join the military are people who are not smart enough to attend a university, I bite my tongue and squeeze my fists and think of all the fascinating, intellectual and educational conversations my partner and I have shared, all because he has seen the world and I have simply studied it.
I’ve learned that when my partner grows quiet and reserved and spends time on the phone, shaking his head and sighing, it’s because another former shipmate has died – due to drugs or alcohol or suicide – all because our government and our society and the very people who like to publicly celebrate the military a few days out of the year, neglect them.
I’ve learned that certain social situations will make him uncomfortable and nervous, although he will never show it.
Because of this I never had to learn anyone’s story and relied upon mass media to fill the gaps.I’ve watched Geraldine, a former leader of the non profit I founded in NYC, travel the world, meet the love of her life, and become a U. And now I’m not only friends with someone who served but I may actually be falling for him.— — — — — — —One of the reasons it’s been so easy for me to denounce those who have served is surely the liberal elite bubble in which I’ve existed my whole life.I never saw recruiters on the street of my uber-left wing town and my law school protested the JAG’s participation in our career fairs.I’ve learned that while I am his best friend and the mother of his child and his forever partner, there is a closeness only he and his brothers in arms will share.I cannot compete or even come close to their kind of love, respect, and commitment, mostly because I have not earned it.
He has the best laugh in the entire universe and is one of the most compassionate people I have met.