I have read a lot of military related books and so far I have felt most of them have done a good job at relating to the situation or making me feel like my life is completely normal haha. However, today I finished 365 Deployment Days and I have to say I really wasn't impressed.
I believe the author had good points on what deployment does to you and how you feel during, but I was very sad at how often she said she felt her marriage was over. She said she felt detached from her husband and was pretty sure she could go about life without him. I know how it feels to feel disconnected or detached after not having much communication, but never have I thought of continuing my life like that when Jason comes home or has the thought crossed my mind that my marriage was done. I was sad to see Sara so often say her marriage was. I can understand some women may feel this way, but I almost felt like to her husband it had to be a blow.
Deployment takes a toll no doubt, but is one that I think develops into personal growth and growth within a relationship. I would be heartbroken to think my feelings when I feel disconnected would lead to thinking my marriage was over like she so often did.
Has anyone else read it?!