If this is the first time that your loved one – be it a son, daughter, brother, sister, spouse, parent or friend – is deployed, you probably don’t know that there is a whole host of feelings that can be associated with this situation. It’s helpful to note that the first deployment and subsequent deployments can all cause different feelings and different reactions – even with what you see as the same situation. The situation might be the same, but you are different each time. And your family is different and how they react differs.
Some of the most common feelings that I see when a loved one is deployed are Fear, Anxiety, Worry, Anger and Frustration. These emotions can range from mild to severe and they can last for days or for months or they can pass very quickly or not appear at all. From there you might experience Upset, Depression, Loneliness, Sadness, Pain, Grief, & Loss or they all might come to you at once.
It’s really important that you and your family members recognize this and recognize many of the feelings that go along with deployment of your loved one. These feelings are normal, natural and pretty much happen to most at one time or another. Learning to recognize and then deal with the feelings can help everyone involved adjust to the deployment. And let’s put to rest the notion that “this is not the first deployment” as any sort of measure for anything. Every deployment is different. We are all different at different times and no deployment is ever the same. Giving us the permission to feel and constructively deal with the emotions surrounding deployment can help everyone manage the time away from family and service members.
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