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I Am a Marine Corps Girlfriend

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    He got into the band yesterday!

    So proud of him!!!
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F Jan 17

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    Hello, my name is Julia

    and today my boyfriend left for Parris Island. I'm not as strong as I thought I was and that is the reason for joining. . It is going to be a very tough 13 weeks. But I would do anything for this man. I would like to get support and advice from other women who are currently...
    Julialongoria9 Julialongoria9 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    Life.

    Well, My boyfriend is in San Diego again. It has been fine until the past few days. He has been ignoring me a lot. and I mean I know he misses me and wants one thing but that's ALL he keeps talking about. Then he told me not waste my money on presents for him and just buy more...
    marinesgirl2014 marinesgirl2014 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    I Am New To The Group

    Hi my name is Patty and I am new to the group. My boyfriend had just left 10/27 for Parris Island. I'm having a really tough time with it especially we were suppose to spend the weekend together because he was suppose to leave this coming Monday (11/2). We've only been dating for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    I'm scared about him heading off to boot camp.

    It won't be till October, but the holidays made it feel so real thinking about how this is the last Chanukah, Christmas, New Years I'll get to spend with him for god knows how long. Just looking for advice...
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Some idiot texted the wrong number

    and pissed this girl and her marine off. He wants to argue with me about my bf not knowing his stuff about the corps. The guy didn't even know the marines have a reserve! And he's gonna tell me that he's the "head of the pool". I swear.... When I told my guy what was going on he...
    HisProudMarineGirlfriend HisProudMarineGirlfriend 16-17, F Feb 10

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    Distance makes the heart grow fonder <3 I

    miss my marine sooo much it hurts!!! We talk everyday but I just wish I could see him with my own eyes... Touch him! Kiss him! But I need to stay strong for the both I us <3 We are planning on getting engaged in the next few months. I am so excited!
    ElectricMayhem5280 ElectricMayhem5280 22-25, F Jan 3

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    Hey ladies! So I'm a fairly new Marine

    girlfriend. I met my Marine through my stepmom.... ironically her boss is his mother. :) She knew about me from talks with my stepmom and decided she wanted to set me up with her son. So she gave me his number to get in touch! This happened back in February. I honestly didn't...
    JELarson3514 JELarson3514 26-30, F Apr 4

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    I'M New Here!

    Hey, ladies I love hearing all of your stories. My boyfriend of almost 2 years just recently got stationed in Japan. It was so hard to see him go..before he left, we spent almost every second together. He should be there for about 2 years. He's been gone for about a week now. It...
    Georgiamarie106 Georgiamarie106 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4, 2013

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    I have been dating this guy

    that I went to school with for 1 year this month. Throughout us dating, he wanted to be a Marine. I was nervous for him. First, he had to get a waiver for having ADD. We waited around for nearly 7 months for that waiver. Most of our dating period. Just last week, he had to go...
    1209791b 1209791b 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I met my marine online (dating site) to my

    surprise he was one of the first guys who caught my eye. We starting emailing back and forth the whole day and by the end of the night we exchanged phone numbers. Everyday since we would text all day, talk on the phone as much as possible, shared pictures through out the day. It...
    AlissaMarie10 AlissaMarie10 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Over Thanksgiving break I went to see my Marine

    in Okinawa, Japan. It was the most exciting, beautiful, but heartbreaking experiences of my life. Somehow I managed to make it through two international airports and the Okinawa airport by myself, on time too! During the twenty-thee hour traveling time I was so happy and excited...
    FindingMyself94 FindingMyself94 18-21, F Apr 6

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    How I Met My Marine

    I am not a writer and I don't have a way with words, but I am a Marine girlfriend who misses her man more than anything.  Writing this is my form of distraction and the way to get our story told.  Little did I know at the time, but I met the love of my life in high school at...
    barrettsgirl757 barrettsgirl757 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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    Hey! So the story with my marine is what some

    might call crazy. I met him through a friend of mine at work and he had just graduated boot camp and was leaving for Camp Pendleton that same week. I have him my number and got to see him all of 3 times before he left. I never thought it would amount to anything, but we stayed...
    soysauce3 soysauce3 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Hi everyone I'm new here.

    I've been dating my boyfriend for 5 years and were both 18, he just signed and he leaves for boot camp in just about a month. I'm extremely upset about it, I cry practically every time I think about it! I'm just so nervous for him and scared for him. If there's any advice anyone...
    Deannaphill1 Deannaphill1 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    Hi! :) Who doesn't love talking about their

    Marine!? Here to listen! :)
    amandaterbush amandaterbush 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Idk If I Can Take Anymore :(

    Honestly things have been getting worse and worse a year after my marine joined he just became more mean and agressive. He's said things I've never imagined he would ever say to me. Our arguments get started over the smallest things but neither one of us wants to let go. I love...
    Osiris5694 Osiris5694 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    hey everyone im pretty new to this.

    my bf is leaving for boot camp at the end of may and im not sure how to handle myself. i have so many mixed emotions and i was wondering if anyone had some advice they could throw my way. that would be so helpful. xoxo
    katemancini1115 katemancini1115 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    ≪3

    I got to Skype my bf twice last night AND he woke me up this morning.. Right when I think I can't do this anymore, he always calls and knows exactly what to say to make it all worth it. One month until I go to see my Marine! :) <3 I just wanted to write this and tell y'all to...
    FindingMyself94 FindingMyself94 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    can anyone shed some light on MEU deployments

    this will be my first deployment with my marine and his first I want to no what to expect!
    Tiaclare94 Tiaclare94 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I Am So Worried About His First Deployment.

    Hey everyonee! My name is Angela and my Marine is named Dan. We're both 18 and we're both turning 19 this summer. I am a month older then him :) Our 1 year and 5 months was the past Saturday! He was home for 15 days, which was the best 15 days evers! He finally had to go back to...
    angk92 angk92 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    It's been really hard this last week.

    .. :( I've been so depressed and sad! I'm really missing my boyfriend, and lately he seems so down. Today he told me he was depressed and I asked him if there was anything i could do... And he said he said no there is nothing anyone can do... It's something he has to go through...
    AlissaMarie10 AlissaMarie10 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    We'll my marine and I have decided we want to

    try this 40 day love dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick. Even though were physically apart we are going to grow emotionally and spiritually together. Prayers needed and appreciated!
    HisProudMarineGirlfriend HisProudMarineGirlfriend 16-17, F Feb 4

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    He is leaving in March

    for Afghanistan, is anyone else's marine in Afghanistan? or has been recently? i'm so nervous.
    mandax3 mandax3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    My Marine And I

    Hi! My name is Emily. My Marine's name is Marcus. He is stationed in Okinawa. And I am a college student in Georgia. I'm pretty good about not letting my emotions of him being gone effect me and the people around me. But I have been thinking about going to see him in Okinawa for...
    FindingMyself94 FindingMyself94 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    My marine left today & last night I spent the

    night with him and I couldn't help but cry for hours. He just hugged me tight to try to comfort me. This morning I apologized for not being as strong as he needed me to be for him. & he told me I was one of the strongest girls he knew for being with him thru this whole process...
    miriez miriez 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    amandaterbush amandaterbush 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I Am Not A Rank

    "Dear America, I’m pretty sure you don’t know me although you’re probably convinced that you do. You’ve seen me (or someone like me) on the news, in the paper or on a Lifetime tv show. You might have witnessed our tearful airport good-bye or clapped at our reunion. You...
    Sightlerlove23 Sightlerlove23 22-25, F Oct 29, 2013

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    Military Prayer

    Give me the greatness of heart to see, The difference between duty & his love for me, Give me understanding so that I may know when duty calls he must go, Give me a task to do each day, To feel the time while he's away, When is in a foreign land, Keep him safe in your loving...
    ILoveMyMarine12 ILoveMyMarine12 18-21, F Jan 26, 2012

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    Sighhhh

    Insecurities suck, even the most confident person can dabble with insecurities here and there. Self esteem and trust is at the top of the list. But with circumstances, like us, military girlfriends with our loved ones shipped out on deployments have more of a difficult time with...
    Jassy1211 Jassy1211 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    I Fell In Love With A Marine

    On Sept 2nd, 2010 a girl I went to school with gave me her bf's number and told me to text him, he's a Marine. So i did. Jake and I started getting to know each other and realized we have so much in common. He asked me if I would consider dating him, and what do I look for in a...
    mybaby1 mybaby1 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    I don't know how you ladies do it,

    how you stay so strong and positive. My boyfriend finishes MCT this week and feel I can barely keep my head above water. The pressure and stress of school along with the pressure and stress to stay strong without my boyfriend here is weighing me down. I am feeling so overwhelmed...
    kate228 kate228 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    My marine has been training in the field

    for only 3 days now out of the 4 weeks he'll be there. we can barely talk when he's in the field. I miss him so much already. and he'll be gone 7 months from March when he gets deployed to Afghanistan. it's so hard to stay happy, I keep thinking about how much fun we had for 2...
    mandax3 mandax3 18-21, F Jan 19

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    He Called!

    So I was having a shower, just turned off the water and my grandma tells me, "Amber. Phone's for you!" I ask who it is and she asks, then tells me, "It's Andrew." Barely wrapped myself in the towel and snatched the phone from her lol. I was almost in tears it was so good to hear...
    LookItsKinz LookItsKinz 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    If Someone Ever Tells You Its Easy, Just Say This....

    You think that you can make it as a Military girlfriend/fiance/spouse well maybe you should take a day in our shoes. Trust me its not a walk in the park defiantly not, I always thought it would be the easiest thing to do.. but man I have been proven wrong. It has taken me to...
    ILoveMyMarine12 ILoveMyMarine12 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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    I'm getting more and more excited

    as each day passes because I'll be seeing my Marine in only 2 weeks! I'm so thankful we will have 8 days to spend together while he's here. I'll be cherishing every minute with him!
    JELarson3514 JELarson3514 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I Am A Military Gf

      Military Girlfriend I am a military girlfriend. I hold no formal recognition with the powers that be. I am at the bottom of the chain. I hold no military ID card, I am not a “dependent” or a parent. The man I love may face unspeakable dangers, and I am at the...
    jtplove06 jtplove06 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    "The Strong One"

    Unfortunately these are not my own words, however, this is exactly how I feel and I could not have worded it any better myself. March 25, 2012 The Strong One…. "People keep telling me how brave I am to date a Marine, how they couldn’t imagine being in a relationship with a...
    meemhuston meemhuston 18-21, F 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    August 9, 2011

    It is a lot easier now that Aaron is at Camp Pendleton for SOI. We can talk on the weekends and send picture texts to stay in touch. And it is nice that I can also write him and send him little texts and voicemails he can hear as soon as their weekend liberty kicks in. He is...
    Madeleine2011 Madeleine2011 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2011

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    We'll this last week has been rough

    but I find that my marine keeps me strong through everything. Since he's in training he texts me every day after his classes are over and calls at least once a week. I'm so thankful for him and so blessed. I know I complain a lot it's just something to work on.
    HisProudMarineGirlfriend HisProudMarineGirlfriend 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Derek Anderson Is My Marine

    Words cant even express how much im in love with this man.. (:i remember when we first started dating i though  he was so crazy.. im only 15 and you want to marry me? i mean we sort of just met ... havent hung out that long haha. or how on our first date he was soo nervous the...
    KaylaAnita1199 KaylaAnita1199 16-17, F Jul 1, 2011

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    hey y'all well i'v been with my marine

    for just over 7 months now, and i have probably spent a total of 8 days with him since the day i met him till i had to watch him board a plane for japan for the next 2 years. we have know each other for years and we both finally realized that we were truly in love with each...
    fhchick23 fhchick23 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    I Am A Proud Usmc Girlfriend

    It is late at night and I can't sleep. I decided to share my story because it keeps reminding me how lucky I am to have a Marine as my boyfriend and as the love of my life. Believe it or not, our story began in Kindergarden back in a small town called Waco, Texas. My boyfriend...
    marinesgirl189 marinesgirl189 22-25, F Jul 25, 2011

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    Yesterday was a hard day.

    Some days are much easier than others with being able to stay busy. I love my marine and he is in recon training right now and it's hard to talk to him because they have them training for so long and by the end of the day he just crashes. He is amazing because he calls and texts...
    MarinesGirl27 MarinesGirl27 18-21, F Jan 11

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    If my parents don't like

    who I'm dating then I have to move to California with him ):
    premadonnagirl premadonnagirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I just found out my marine will be going to

    Korea for 6 months at least.... :( he has been gone for two months... And now he is going to Korea. This is really hard for me to grasp right now... We decided to wait to meet face to face because it would be harder to say bye... And it was only two months, we said, "we can do...
    AlissaMarie10 AlissaMarie10 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    2 Months To Go!

    One month down 2 more to go! November 22 hurry up please 😔 feels like I haven't seen my boyfriend in forever.
    Camrynn19 Camrynn19 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Over Thanksgiving break I went to see my Marine in Okinawa, Japan. It was the most exciting, beautiful, but heartbreaking experiences of my life. Somehow I managed to make it...
    FindingMyself94 FindingMyself94 18-21, F Apr 6

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    ...Or so I wish I were... :(
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    any girls been to the marine corps ball? I'm planning on going this year with my marine and I just wanted to see if anyone has gone and what it was like, what happens, etc. I...
    mandax3 mandax3 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    Well. Here goes my first post. I'm joining the Marine Corps and originally my family had accepted there was nothing they could do about changing my mind. Now, they are pushing me...
    Jerwashere Jerwashere 16-17, M Mar 30

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    18 years old, US Marine Core Girlfriend, soon to be fiance. My boyfriend will be deploying soon and I'd love to find a support group for girls going through the same thing.
    babyypaige babyypaige 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    This deployment is finally coming to an end! It's only a matter of weeks until Josh comes home and it's starting to feel surreal...it's like I've been single but wonderfully...
    dianashayne789 dianashayne789 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Hey ladies! So I'm a fairly new Marine girlfriend. I met my Marine through my stepmom.... ironically her boss is his mother. :) She knew about me from talks with my stepmom and...
    JELarson3514 JELarson3514 26-30, F Apr 4

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    I have been with both my girlfriend and my boyfriend for a little more than a year. They are currently engaged but will be getting married soon.. I know that they love me and I...
    MDP4EVER MDP4EVER 26-30, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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