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I recently retired from the military and have seen a lot of my comrades suffer from PTSD, many that have been saved, along with losing others to suicide. I can remember many times being thankful that I never got PTSD nor even thought of committing suicide. Since then, I have spent many months wondering what was the different between them and myself. After some reflection, I noticed two major things that made a difference. The first difference was my wife asking the hard questions and being extremely supportive though hard times. The other was our passion for outdoor adventures. We would take long trips to explore the great outdoors, find old ghost towns, abandon mines and beautiful scenery. This would get my mind away from the military and open up to my wife more. We would basically be “disconnecting” from our normal way of life and “reconnecting” together. This is one major reason why we founded Homeward for Heroes.