When I was with someone who had been through a literal war, I couldn't help but think about the hardships that I've endured, and man, they just didn't stack up.
It doesn't make my experiences any less valuable, it's just that I learned to appreciate the things I seen.
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.
And for me, it was about trying to understand something I couldn't imagine.
I've met people whose lives have been touched by things like homelessness and death, and the issues have become uniquely personal because of that.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.But PTSD and other post-war problems that veterans routinely experience are not simple issues that you can talk about and magically solve. The bond that a veteran has with his or her fellow soldiers is unbreakable. In order to head into combat with someone, you need to implicitly trust that person.According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, nearly 30 percent of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars treated at VA hospitals and clinics have been diagnosed with PTSD. When I was with a veteran, I saw the effects of PTSD firsthand.And PTSD is just one of the many pernicious afflictions that silently haunt so many veterans.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.Free online dating in Veteran for all ages and ethnicities, including seniors, White, Black women and Black men, Asian, Latino, Latina, and everyone else.Forget classified personals, speed dating, or other Veteran dating sites or chat rooms, you've found the best!There are thousands of active singles on Date looking to chat right now.We have all type of personals, Christian singles, Catholic, Jewish singles, Atheists, Republicans, Democrats, pet lovers, cute Veteran women, handsome Veteran men, single parents, gay men, and lesbians.