And then, completely out of the blue, he was more honest.
“Actually. We’re all having a rough time, even if we’re pretending we are fine. I thought it would be good to catch up, because maybe - we can all talk about it.”
This kind of message is pretty rare in the Veteran community. As much as we go on about having a support network and communicating about the hard shit, it isn’t very often that you get a message that honestly says it how it is:
We are all having a rough time, even if we are pretending we aren’t.