Fighting in Iraq took a heavy toll on Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel Patrick, damaging his hand, injuring his brain and causing him to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
But Patrick’s body wasn’t the only thing hurt by combat. His relationship with his wife was wounded, too … Patrick refused to talk to her about the war. Sometimes he yelled at her. So the pair marked their first anniversary this past weekend at a Marine Corps retreat that took a decidedly un-military approach to saving marriages: Combining classes in communication with massage therapy, yoga and meditation.
San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, California, April 2, 2008