Imagine sending your spouse to war with a heavy heart, then receiving a life-shattering phone call telling you he’s been badly injured. Your beloved returns to your arms, but changed, broken, angry, conflicted, and in need of around-the-clock care. What do you do?
In Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife, you’ll meet the women who drew upon their inner resiliencies, and prevailed. Each one of these brave, strong military spouses shares her intimate tale of reuniting, recovering, and rebuilding with her catastrophically wounded warrior.
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife offers an intimate look into the chaotic and demanding lives of military spouses as they adjust to living with injured combat veterans. These women are thrust into caretaker roles for soldiers who return home with amputated limbs, brain injuries, burns, and disabilities, with virtually no support or training. Post-traumatic stress tears their families apart, and they must wrestle with huge, imposing questions: Does he still love me? Must I sacrifice my career forever? How will this affect my kids, my sex life, my happiness?
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife reveals the innermost thoughts of women who faced these challenges and prevailed—to not just survive, but thrive.
Readers from all walks of life who face daunting challenges, will learn about a path forward for drawing on their inner resiliencies and, ultimately, prevailing. This book has value to anyone with an injured loved one and suddenly finds themselves a caregiver.
Not only does Barbara McNally write with passion, but she also reminds all of us that while an individual person may go off to war, it is the entire family that truly serves. In Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife, we are shown the raw emotions and struggles that Veterans and their families must face when the fighting stops but the battle rages on at home