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
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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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