[personal profile] dream_labyrinth
I just learnt today that two good friends of mine lost their girl friends of eight and six years, respectively, while they were getting shot at in Afghanistan.

And it makes me damn sick to keep hearing those stories.

Date: 2010-09-02 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jonthedull.livejournal.com
That's awful :(

Date: 2010-09-03 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dream-labyrinth.livejournal.com
And it keeps happening. At least one of the women in question managed to inform her partner herself. We've had enough cases when soldiers come back and find their homes empty (to the point of all furniture and money gone, so that the army now tells soldiers to not give their girl friends or partner access to their bank accounts, but their parents...).

Date: 2010-09-02 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] droxy.livejournal.com
That sucks.

I fully understand.

Date: 2010-09-03 04:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dream-labyrinth.livejournal.com
They both, especially the one who just came back a few weeks ago, now are in that "all women suck" state, and it is so hard to not hate a significant part of the human race for what they do to these guys.
Divorce rates among soldiers always have been worse than with the rest of the population, but with the deployment it's been getting worse.

And while I understand that it is hard for a woman to be alone in Germany with the kids and sometimes not to hear from your husband or partner for weeks (one of the two I mentioned was QRF (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QRF), the other did OMLT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMLT#Operational_Mentor_Liaison_Teams.2C_OMLT) and so both tended to be away from telephone and internet for days or weeks on end), it still makes me sick to think they consider it an acceptable reaction to call their partners in Afghanistan and tell them "by the way, I just moved out".

Date: 2010-09-03 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] droxy.livejournal.com
I was away from home for years, but I came back every few weeks or he come to me. Yes, it's hard. Sadly they picked a bunch a twats to connect to.



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