"This is what the war was" with Adam Linehan

We're joined this week by writer and Army veteran Adam Linehan. We discuss his experience serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and his recently published essay in the New York Times about his struggle with survivor's guilt and PTSD after coming home. Later, Adam helps us give advice to a man who is worried about his bad habits when his girlfriend is out of town.

We're joined this week by writer and Army veteran Adam Linehan. We discuss his experience serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and his struggle with survivor's guilt and PTSD after coming home. Later, Adam helps us give advice to a man who is worried about his bad habits when his girlfriend is out of town.

Adam's website
Adam's piece in the NY Times

Hey Man, 
I’ve started to notice a habit that I’ve slipped into that is worrying me. My girlfriend and I live together and she travels semi-regularly for her job. When she’s away, I tend to do the same thing every time: I smoke some weed, play video games and order way too much food on Seamless. I might do this for a day or two and then I feel totally gross and disgusting. The food in particular stresses me out. I feel remorseful and regret it and think about it during the week. I feel like I have to make up for it the rest of that week or month by eating really healthy, but then that almost fuels the desire to get stoned and get takeout again. As if I’ve somehow earned it by being good. I know a lot of guy friends who do something similar when their girlfriend’s go out of town, but I feel really guilty about this. She doesn’t know or has never mentioned it to me and I wouldn’t want her to know. What should I do?

Signed, 
Munchies in Midtown

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