The Very Public Breakup I deployed with a guy whose break-up with his wife was like a slow-motion car wreck, compounded by his total naivety and denial.
First, she made “friends” with this Marine on base, then she gave away her husband’s dog, then she withdrew $5,000 from their bank account. ” He got off the phone and tries to leave the building, but collapses in the hallway just outside the doorway and screamed, “SHE FUCKED HIM!!!
This one was long for the Marine Corps (12 months versus the usual seven) and toward the end of his tour, he had a harder and harder time getting a hold of his wife.
The last three weeks they were out of touch altogether.
It took me about a year to get all my stuff back although I have happily moved on.