Injured in Iraq – How Will This Impact Your Marriage and Family?

The injured in Iraq are mounting. The VA is taxed to the point of breaking and the country is headed deeper into a serious recession. War takes a toll on the countries engaged in conflict but it also impacts the marriages and the families of those deployed in support of the war.

Add an injury to the returning soldier, sailor, or airman’s litany of baggage they break back from the war and you can’t help but have a recipe for potential disaster. The stress of long deployments, the dangers encountered on the field of battle, and the isolation of lengthy separations make life uncertain at best for a military couple. The impact of a serious injury on any marriage can create an insidious barrier for the continued growth of the relationship.

There is help available. There are services and support organizations out there to help you and your family muddle through the dark times. Operation Military Family: How to Strengthen Your Marriage and Save Your Family is chock full of good information and contact points that provide military and veteran families the support and services they need.

Part resource guide, part stories of inspiration and triumph, this  book is an excellent resource guide to have on your families’ shelf. Check out their website at: www.operationmilitaryfamily.org

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  1. […] Nelson M. wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThe injured in Iraq are mounting. The VA is taxed to the point of breaking and the country is headed deeper into a serious recession. War takes a toll on the countries engaged in conflict but it also impacts the marriages and the … […]

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  2. Posted by Tony Neria on February 11, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    It’s interesting that I was discussing this subject with my daughter this weekend. She is the wife of a severely injured Marine at the Palo Alto VA hospital. It is not uncommon for the wives of these wounded warriors to walk out on their marriage rather than spend the rest of their lives caring for their husbands. The soldier in the room next to my son-in-law told my daughter that his wife was leaving him. The airman across the hall said his wife told him “you’ve changed” and she is leaving him. This is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) ward at the polytrauma center. Not only are these young men dealing with TBI, they are dealing with losing the love of their lives. How sad…

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