How to Deal with the Grief of Losing Your Military Service

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Carrie Peterson joined the US Air Force when she was 17 and served on Active duty until she was about to give birth to her first son. She has an honorable medical discharge. We talked about the grief she experienced when she left military service.

Carrie Peterson joined the US Air Force when she was 17 and served on Active duty until she was about to give birth to her first son. I have an honorable medical discharge. #militarylife #grief #transitioning

Military Service in the Air Force

In total Carrie serve in the military for almost 3 years. She met her husband while on active duty and they came to a point where the military wanted to assign them to two different locations and it wasn’t the best fit for their family so she separated. But she still misses it.

We talked a lot about the transition out of the military and how hard it sometimes is to find yourself. While in the military it isn’t about you, it is about the mission and then you leave and the focus is all on you and it is hard to find yourself again after being part of the military.

We talked about how the military doesn’t give you the skills you need to transition out mentally. They focus on finding your next career, but they don’t focus on the emotional aspect of what you will feel when you leave the military. And that makes transitioning out of the military really difficult.

Connect with Carrie at

CarriePeterson.net

SuperiorReach.com

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Other Great Episodes:

Mourning the Loss of Your Military Service – Episode 47

A Moms Story of having Children in the Military – Episode 16

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Carrie Peterson joined the US Air Force when she was 17 and served on Active duty until she was about to give birth to her first son. I have an honorable medical discharge. #militarylife #grief #transitioning Carrie Peterson joined the US Air Force when she was 17 and served on Active duty until she was about to give birth to her first son. I have an honorable medical discharge. #militarylife #grief #transitioning

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