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- Print Length: 320 pages
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- Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc. (November 11, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 11, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AOTTOU4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,345,909 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
For too long PTSD was kept swept under the rug and never discussed. In this time of increasing openness, I am thrilled to see a book that discusses the Spouses' view.
The husbands and wives of Vets are just as much strong worriors as the Vets themselves. It akes more love and courage than I could imagine to face the fear and strain placed on a relationship and family by PTSD.
This book opened my eyes to what the Moms were whispering about all those years ago.
I am thankful I ofund this book, and thankful Nancy gave a voice to private wars that were fought after the War was over.
I can't recomend this book enough to anyone who would like a better understanding of how the affects of War never end.
I know it is hard to live with someone who has demons they won't share, or things truly bothering them that they won't talk about (because they don't want anyone to view them differently because of things they did to survive war).... Each couple dealing with combat PTSD has their own battles, each soldier has different triggers, experienced war different from another soldier, and the whole thing makes it more difficult for treatment, and regular therapists dealing with PTSD is not usually combat PTSD. And they are incredibly different.
I pray no spouse has to deal with what Mrs. MacMillan has had to deal with - and so much of what I read about her life has either happened to me in a different way, or was something I prayed I wouldn't have come into our lives. I wish Mrs. MacMillan the absolute best in her life. The love she carries for her veteran will never fade, and I truly believe her actions that were best for her veteran, were incredibly difficult - she is one of the strongest veteran wives ever. I'm not sure I'd have been able to stand my own ground and not give in all the time .... I can imagine how much harder it is with children, but I don't have any, so my veteran in my entire life. Prayers for Mrs. MacMillan - I wish you the best in life!
Thank you so much for sharing your story. So many families that have a loved one with PTSD NEED to read this.
This is a story of love, prayer, desperation and despair. The love of the author for her husband, her desparate attempts to find someone to help him with his PTSD, his desperation and suffering brought on by a disease he did not understand and the despair felt by both of them when they found nowhere to turn. The story is captivating, the book evokes strong feelings and leaves the reader knowing "there must be a better answer for our Vets". The lesson to be learned, in my opinion, is that the government had not anticipated the problems of sending young men into this kind of war with minimal training and it truly had no exit strategy to deal with their problems other than to send them home to their families and forget about them. The author obviously wants others in this situation to know they are not alone and she offers a list of places they can get help. It is an eye opening story that definitely holds your interest.
I applaud Nancy MacMillan for sharing her story with such courage and honesty in an effort to show others who are living with the same issues that they are not alone and that there is help.
Diary of a Vet's Wife should remind us all that it takes a village -- to help those who can't help themselves.
Loving, and living with my own Veteran suffering from PTSD, I laughed & cried at so many of the antics and comments because they were exactly the same, just caused from different wars. Being able to connect with Nancy on so many levels made this memoir an absolute pleasure to read.
Don't forget that a portion of the proceeds of this book goes to Pets for Vets!
As the story unfolded and the dates were listed alongside the events, I thought about my own life and what was happening at the time. During some of her darkest moments I was my happiest. Other times my life seemed in shambles as well. I admire her courage to "stand by your man" during the most difficult of times. Perhaps it was easier because she knew the enemy was Lorne’s disease and not the man himself. And yet, how difficult that actually made things for her.
I am humbled and in awe. I loved the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Once I started reading this book, I had a hard time putting it down..There are several vets in my family..They are dear to me.. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lisa
Such a touching book. I am a veterans wife and I can relate to Nancy in some of her struggle.Published 23 months ago by K. Desmarais
This book was helpful for families that are dealing with vet spouses that are looking to alcohol to cure the pain, some need real help. Read morePublished on October 18, 2013 by Karen Bartlett
Nancy has a done an outstanding job of depicting her experience; seemingly leaving nothing out such as deep love, anxiety, the feeling of guilt, and emotional/physical pain. Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by Linnea Benning
A page turner to the end. A well written story of deep love and faith . The depth of depression that PTSD and alcoholism can lead us to and how many men and women are living with... Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Gayle Whitmer
When I purchased DIARY OF A VET'S WIFE I did so thinking that it would be part of my research for a novel I am writing myself. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by Jack Smith