I'm still learning, DH was deployed in July 2008 and just got home Oct 2009. I have done as much research as I can on what to expect but reading and reacting are two totally different things! He was hit by IEDs in Iraq and recieved a purple heart for his brain injury... besides severe PTSD. We don't argue, but we never talk! He's always watching tv and never turns it off! Besides that, dd is potty training and it seems to be hardest on him. The nights he can sleep, he sleeps for 1-2 hour periods and is always grumpy!!! The light hurts his eyes constantly so the blinds are always shut yet that gets me depressed and usually I get either sleepy or a headache then he gets frustrated that I'm not in 2 places at once!! I'm going crazy!!!! How does your DH react!?? How do you react to him??
Answer by kittyhasclaws at 6:17 PM on Apr. 11, 2010
Maybe you need to stop babying him. Treat him like a grown man. Your situation is a little different then mine. But my DH went to Iraq for 15 months. When he came back he was a little jittery about certain things. I just treated him like I always treated him befor he left.
I think you need to talk to him. Buy him a good pair of sun glasses and tell him to put them on and then open the blinds. Tell him to get up off the couch and do something else but watch tv. Explain to him you know he went through a lot. but he need to start trying to get on with his life. For the family.
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