Nothing changed for use either. To us, his deployments were like he was never even gone. First day is a little awkward for use, but after that it was all good. There were minimal PTSD type things for us, too.
He has some dreams about things... Kept imagining hearing barking dogs... The dogs over there that would pack up at night would irritate the shit out of him.. they barked all the time.
Unrelated to PTSD, he gets random rashes which he never had prior to Iraq. He also violently twitches now before he goes to bed. All is tolerable stuff for us, I understand all is different on the Marines age, maturity, and what was experienced for them. Regardless, you should be just fine. If there seems to be any issues, there is a lot of help available :)
For us it was different than most because he came home a dad and left before I had even started to show in my pregnancy. So there was a lot of hurdles with that to get over. Otherwise we just picked up where we left off.
If anything our relationship is even stronger and we appreciate each other even more now.
This. Also things were different bc I had a baby all on my own so I was used to doing everything a certain way. We had a schedule, nothing set in stone but things like a certain time for meals, snacks, play time.....it all changed when he got home.
As soon as he got home, it seem like nothing changed. BUT a few things changed, his baby girl was a BABY when he left. He came back and she was speaking THAI fluently. That was funny because I went to the store, came home & he was like. I don't understand what she's trying to tell me. So I started teaching my baby English lol
Other than that language barrier, we picked up where we left off :)