Reintegration

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radar710
Reintegration

I have been in the Guard for 6 years. I have deployed twice, once to Afghanistan and once to an undisclosed location in the middle east. Each time when I have returned i took my leave and then returned to my full time job within two weeks of returning home. I am married with one child. I love my family and I love being in the guard. each time after returning the reintegration has been hard on me. I feel as if i cannot get caught up on sleep or with my simple household chores as by the time i get to them my wife has already taken care of it. it is frustrating as i feel like i cannot get caught up. I have been home from my second deployment for about two months and i still cannot get caught up. when i returned from Afghanistan i thought as though it was taking so long because I had been in a combat zone and it was going to take some time to get used to not being in a hostile environment. this last deployment was not a combat tour, I went and did my job (firefighter) and then returned home. is there any advice anybody can give me on how to get myself back on track? I do feel as if i could have taken a little more time off work, but by the time my orders ended and the military pay ended i was going to go almost 4 weeks with out a pay check and i didn't want to have to tap into the money i had saved while i was gone. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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