The first question I get asked, more often than not, when someone discovers I m a combat veteran, is whether I killed someone. Whilst the rudest question to ask, it s also the most obvious question. The problem is naivety though from civilians who do not really understand what is traumatic about operational deployments. Killing someone is the easy part... not being killed is the constant unknown, let alone survivors guilt from seeing or hearing a
Survivor's guilt is an awful way to live. You may have survived but you can't rescue those left behind until you heal and with PSTD and survivor's guilt ruling you, you can't do anything but mess up your life more......and those around you like you already have and don't realize it...........already to many bad choices.....
Survivor guilt--the deeply tormenting feeling of guilt that comes from surviving a tragedy or traumatic situation in which other people were killed--is a vicious cocktail of deception and condemnation that Satan has cooked up to keep souls brutally beat down and stuck in the past. In this post, we expose five false beliefs which fuel this tormented condition and learn how to replace those lies with God's truth.
Every day I struggle to find, and hold onto the things most important to me, my wife and family, my friends and all that I’ve learned to enjoy, and that make life worth living. For years I couldn’t understand why this daily struggle was necessary, why I had to do it over and over again. I finally realize it’s because I wake every morning as a warrior. It’s a part of me that will always be dominant over all others. I was conditioned to thi