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Hello All,

My Marine and I broke up almost 2 years ago this summer...It's been a year since we last corresponded--him angry as hell at me for God knows what, and me confused and broken and wanting to help, but to no avail.

I recently made a visit to the Veteran's Affairs Hospital so that I could restart my volunteering there in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit but when I left, my mind was flooded with memories of the Marine I loved along with the feelings of helplessness, confusion and pain.

I know I don't want this hurt individual to hold me back for the rest of my life, but I'm not sure how to fix this...I'm not sure if anyone ever recovers from having to walk away from someone with PTSD or if maybe I'm not doing enough to move on?

I've been thinking of solutions to this, and a part of me wants to reach out to him and try giving him a call to see if he will talk with me about the reasons for our bitter breakup. Although I'm almost positive that the cause was rooted in his own fears and PTSD, I've never heard him tell me this. I'm not sure if this will help, or if it's just wishful thinking on my part...any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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