Recognize the invisible wounds

Dating a veteran marine

It was a risky move on his part. They need someone to pull them out of the emotional regressions they sometimes slink into.

At any rate, being in a romantic relationship with someone who has contributed firsthand to the atrocities of war is by no means a cakewalk. Military men are used to being thrown into countries and situations with which they are unfamiliar, so when traveling, always expect to have a great navigator around.

Among many invaluable qualities instilled in

Both his physical strength and emotional strength have all but totally abolished fear from my life. Traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress are big hurdles modern veterans face, and they can affect their closest relationships dramatically. So I chose him to be the first man I would ever seek to truly understand. In our eyes, or at least in mine, they are selfless and valiant heroes deserving of so much more. Many people are ignorant of what being a combat vet even really entails or means.

Bobby pins are everywhere Just like dating a civilian woman, military women will leave bobby pins behind. Basically, dating a Generation Y military man is no different than dating anyone else. Trust me, eventually, they will come up.

He will love you fiercely and be the most faithful companion, if you can promise the same. The challenges of our relationship are unique to us because of his experiences, and they have shaped me into a more mature and empathetic individual. In return, he has searched his soul for ways to be more transparent about his feelings. No dark pasts or embarrassing secrets. Expect sleepless nights, and bouts of being on the receiving end of awkward silences.

His way is the best way because he knows best. He reminds me that there is no one or thing that I should fear as long as he is in my life.

Among many invaluable qualities instilled in me by the Marine Corps, empathy is one that I value most. That feeling has been at the foundation of everything else. Military men are used to their band of brothers, and are bred to be loyal and protective. The military taught me to focus on the welfare of the people close to me. Be aware of his hesitations.

That feeling has been at