Hey everyone, I kind of have a story to share with all of you. I am hoping this helps a few of you. About 3 years ago, I was dating my high school sweetheart. He was in the military and just moved to a new base in a different state. It was about a 12 hour drive from my home town to his new home. I would go there often to see him. Well, word got around that his platoon would be deploying in May. I had never see such a change in him. He started drinking all the time. He would black out and everyone would post pictures of him all over facebook. It was horrible to watch because there was nothing I could do about it. Eventually, he got to the point that he was an angry drunk. He almost hit me one day. I had been with him for 7 years and I finally could not protect him anymore. I tried everything that I could think of to help him. I broke up with him because he started not caring about me at all. He was sleeping with other girls and not even knowing he did. That's how drunk he would get. Anyway, what I am trying to get at is, that no matter how much you try, sometimes it does not work out in your favor. He eventually deployed and is still drinking to this day. I have heard many appologies in the past year but it hurt to watch him suffer. The sad part is, is that the army did nothing. He eventually got a DUI when he got back from deployment which caused him to get discharged. Even in a certain case like mine, we want to do the best we can for others. They have a different journey. I still was there for him after we had broken up. I still am to this day but I do not talk to him when he is drinking. So I want you guys to know that, people in the military have problems too. There was for sure an underlying cause to why he was drinking so much but that did not stop him. If someone you know is in the military and is drinking, you are not alone. Let me know if you guys need any support because I understand.