Memorial Day, 2022... (Connie J...)
I have been thinking a lot, this year, about memories.
That is the bottom line of Memorial Day - remembering, and honoring, those that did not make it back.
I can't help thinking about those that left a vital part of themselves on those battlefields; but physically made it back.
I mean NO disrespect, but I learned this year, about one marriage that did not survive the military person serving, and coming home, in a smooth transition.
I think this is something, personally, we need to start looking at - and how it affects, and feeds Domestic Violence.
As I have mentioned, before, I ponder things, a lot, before I step into waters that people think I do not understand. But, I do have some personal knowledge of the family history, and can see both sides of the situation. When they come home, they have to "flip a switch" from being in a "dangerous situation" - where if they don't "take care of the problem", immediately, lives can be affected.
I don't know about you, but I cannot switch gears that fast!!!
Coming home from the high-adrenaline situation, they're expected to jump in and take care of the family, in a "normal" way - as mundane as remembering to take out the trash.
Now, I am in NO way justifying this - they need to seek the help that is available, such as on the multiple commercial ads I see, every day - but they don't feel it's a problem. Those ads aren't referring to them. It's like ANY other problem - until you see the problem, it cannot be taken care of. Pride gets in the way.
I wish I could wave a wand, and change could happen - I know it won't.
All this being said, I stand firm in saying NOBODY deserves to be abused.
Have a good day, and be safe... #listen #ibelieveyou #doyouhear
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