13 Military Members Share Hardships of Returning Home From War: ‘Those Empty Seats Won’t Be Forgotten’

What’s the most difficult part of returning home from war?

Members of the armed forces are often presented with this question — and some are now speaking out. Using the popular smartphone application Whisper, many soldiers have turned to the social network to reveal what they struggle with after returning to civilian life.

Whisper guarantees its users absolute privacy and, as a result, some of the confessions are raw and powerful.

1. Empty Seats
Image source: Whisper
Image source: Whisper
2. Trouble Sleeping in a Bed
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Image source: Whisper
3. PTSD
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Image source: Whisper
4. Loneliness
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Image source: Whisper
5. ‘I fear I will harm someone’
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Image source: Whisper
6. Trouble Adjusting
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Image source: Whisper
7. No Visits From Familiar Faces
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Image source: Whisper
8. The Sound of Fireworks
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Image source: Whisper
9. Struggling With PTSD
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Image source: Whisper
10. Grappling With the Pain of Losing Friends in Battle
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Image source: Whisper
11. Drinking
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Image source: Whisper
12. Returning From War to an Abandoned Home
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Image source: Whisper
13. ‘Void of All Emotion’
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Image source: Whisper

Find more anonymous soldier confessions on Whisper. Download here.

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