Returning veterans may have a hard time adjusting to civilian life because the average civilian has no context or understanding of what the soldier experienced during their service.
This can make it difficult to meet friends and get involved in a community.
Military veterans might also face problems when entering the workforce, as they may not be familiar with the latest job application and interview processes.
In addition, military life is extremely structured, and life outside of service can be more ambiguous.
Returning veterans can be overwhelmed with the wide array of choices and decisions they need to suddenly make on their own when they return home to civilian life.
Since the military provides soldiers with all necessities—including housing, food, clothing, and medical care during their active service—it can be an abrupt change when veterans re-enter civilian life and they have to secure all these things on their own.
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