post deployment issues...advice please!
If anyone has any tips on post deployment getting to know each other again issues! My FI just got back from the middle east and getting used to each other all over again is proving to be a challenge.
Getting used to having another person in house with different opinions is hard for me. Its also hard for him to get used to talking to me like a civilian, let alone the love of his life, rather than an employee. He (and picture a really tough man who ive only ever seen cry once in the 8 yrs weve know each other) burst into tears last night telling me he wishes he could remember how to talk to me like he used to and tell me how beautiful andwonderful he thinks I am and how he feels about me, but he finds it hard to be emotional after months of no emotion.
I get upset because he isnt as affectionate as he was before he left and he gets upset cos he doesnt know how to be affectionate anymore.
its going to be a long road to normality again...is there such a thing when talking about the defence force??? lol! But i'm hoping someone else might have some coping tips to get us through a bit easier???