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In Post-Deployment Reintegration, Families Struggle To Reconnect (VIDEO)

11/16/2012 04:38 pm ET

With two wars drawing to a close, military families that were accustomed to living apart are reintegrating. On a segment for HuffPost Live, guests Jeff and Sherri Hall discussed their family's issues with post-deployment reintegration.

Major Hall, an Operations Training Officer, struggled with deciding how to move forward with his career after leaving command, causing him a great deal of stress. At one point, he asked his family to pack up and leave.

“About two-and-a-half years after I came back, I had grown angry about everything, and it was kind of a mechanism for me to protect them,” he told host Nancy Redd. “I didn’t want them to be around me anymore. I was angry all the time, the house was, in my words, unhappy. The kids were unhappy. Sheri was unhappy. And I thought it was me that was causing it all -- for their own protection.”

Joining Redd and the Halls in the discussion were Rebekah Sanderlin, an army wife, mother, and freelance journalist and Mike Schindler, CEO of Operation Military Family.

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