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I Am a Military Spouse

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    I Was a Military Spouse For 15...

    I was a military spouse for 15yrs. I loved moving to different states and meeting new people. I loved how my husband looked in his uniform (cute and sexy). I loved having base housing. I hated war and never knowing if he would have to go. I hated taking care of the kids alone...
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2007

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    Fort Wainwright Anyone?

    I am a new military wife just stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. I really want to make some friends. Some girls my own age. I know it sounds weird to want to make friends this way, but I am new to the area. I really just want to make some close girlfriends to hang out with, Hit up...
    nlb2504 nlb2504 18-21, F Jun 20, 2012

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    Today is really hard all I want to do is cry

    but I try to stay strong for my baby and because I know my family does not know what I'm going through and I am spending the day with them.
    xflordiagirlx xflordiagirlx 18-21, F Apr 15

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    Marriage

    I was married right before I turned 19, we were best friends in high school,  with some of the high school drama (I dated his best friend before him,   etc...)  stupid stuff, but we were always good friends. This february we will be married for 6...
    star4nessa star4nessa 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2009

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    Husband Left For Fort Benning Bct July 10th...:(

    Hello my name is tiffanie & I've been married to my husband for 3 years(together for 4)...he just left for basic training this past Tuesday...I miss him so much & I'm still fairly new to this lifestyle...if there is anyone who has had experience with Fort Benning please share:)
    Prdarmywife12 Prdarmywife12 22-25, F Jul 13, 2012

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    I Truly Hate My Husband

    Been married for 14 years. Husband decided he needed attention and decided to have an affair with someone he met in school, and also hook back up with an ex-girlfriend. When confronted, he tried to make it out to be my fault, like what he did was really not that bad. Are you...
    rdwife rdwife 36-40 2 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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    Interested In Going Back To School With Mycaa Grant?!

    MyCAA offers Military Spouses a grant for $4,000 to attend schooling online. That's right; FREE on-line; All from the Comfort zone of your home at your own pace. E5 and below W1 to W2 or O1 to O2- if you Spouse is in this rank zone than this GRANT is FOR YOU. We have tons of...
    azgal2011 azgal2011 18-21, F Mar 30, 2012

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    Military Spouse

    Hello everyone, I am a military spouse and I make unique military support bracelets and clothing that you can customize. Everything in my shop is on sale right now for a limited time. Go to Etsy.com and search for the shop "MilitaryHearttees". My prices start at $8. www.etsy...
    marie1284 marie1284 22-25, F Nov 1, 2013

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    Worth Checking Out

    There is a free military spouse mobile app for both iphone and android called MSnetwork. I know it's a no no to post things about apps in chat rooms but this one is free soooo....
    teamcaz teamcaz 36-40, M Aug 3, 2012

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    well today has been good.

    I got to Skype my husband and he was so sweet. i miss him so much. On top of that I GOT A JOB!!! yay. i was feeling hopeful and it paid off. I will leave this as i miss you babe and can't wait till you're home safe. day 7
    rabrady31 rabrady31 31-35, F Dec 16, 2013

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    I Need Your Help.

    I am a songwriter. I am writing a song about the experience of being a military spouse who's mate is stationed away from you. I want the lyrics to speak to you and from you. I am not a military spouse and I can't remotely pretend to know how you feel. I have made a few attempts...
    Christy1225 Christy1225 46-50 1 Response Oct 20, 2010

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    HI, Is the Military Right For a Young Couple With Kids?

    My husband is thinking about joining the military (air force) We have 2 kids and we have a really strong relationship. I just don't know what military life is like. My dad was military but got out when I was really young.
    shaynafl shaynafl 21-25, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    Any Input Or Ideas?!

    Hey ladies I am interested in making a support group on facebook. I know there are already a lot. I was wondering if anyone wants to help me start one or has any ideas?! Message me if you are interested!
    azgal2011 azgal2011 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2012

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    IT Is Amazing What a Woman and Man Will Sacrifice For the Person They Love!!!

      TODAY WHEN I WENT DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN IN NYC I REALIZE THAT I AM ALONE WHAT I MEAN BY THAT I AM MY SON MOTHER AND FATHER FOR THE NEXT COUPE OF YEARS BECUASE MY HUSBAND IS ALWAYS ON UNDERWAYS, TRAINING EXCERSIZES, AND THE BIG ONE DEPLOYMENTS. WELL IT TOOK ME TIME TO REALIZE...
    michellemtjpjt michellemtjpjt 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    Austin, Texas Military Spouses Group

    I am the wife of a soldier and have found that support from other military spouses is essential to this crazy life!  I am starting a Military Spouses Group in Austin, Texas.  If you or anyone you know lives in Austin and is a military spouse, please join our group...
    saraandtracey saraandtracey 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    So i haven't been writing

    for a few days. wow has so much gone on. Well my job is going really well. I am doing really good at it. My husband is still being really really mean to me. I try to just ignore it and pretend that he is saying he loves me and misses me. It is so very painful and so very hard. I...
    rabrady31 rabrady31 31-35, F Dec 28, 2013

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    For All My Fellow Spouses And Those Who Just Don't Seem To Notice

    To all those who don't seem to notice. Being a military wife/ husband is a hard job on its own. Even more a military wife/ husband with kids. Just remember behind everyone of the strong, brave men/ women There is a strong brave family behind him. We sacrifice and give to this...
    ymoren21 ymoren21 18-21, F Sep 9, 2012

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    New Military Wife

    I am 22 years old my husband was in the army reserves and he is now going in full time!! We've been married for almost 2 years now and we've been together for 7 years. I'm really excited but so scared for the things to come. Any advise and support would help!! Thank you Michele
    johnsonspouse johnsonspouse 22-25 Apr 3, 2008

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    Well i didn't get to write yesterday.

    i was super busy. first day of work went really well. a little overwhelming but i think Ill catch on. Well i ended up at the hospital last night with severe stomach pains. It turns out I am a high risk pregnancy. (whatever that means). I guess i almost miscarried. It was really...
    rabrady31 rabrady31 31-35, F Dec 18, 2013

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    Not Looking Forward to It!!

    I have been married for four years to a wonderful man. Hes in the Air Force (and he does tattoos on the side lol). in the four years we've been together we've had 1 christmas together. He's missed two anniversaries and two of my birthdays.  He has never gone to iraq and i am...
    mzbogart mzbogart 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2008

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    I Am Really Miss My Husband

    I AM A MILITARY SPOUSE FOR A YEAR NOW AND IT IS A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE FOR ME HAS BEEN DIFFERENT I AM STILL GETTING USE TO NOT SEEING MY HUSBAND AT ALL AND ALL THE UNDERWAYS AND DEPLOYMENTS HE IS GOING TO BE GOING ON AND HE IS ON ONE NOW. IF I CAN HAVE ANY THING ELSE IN...
    michellemtjpjt michellemtjpjt 31-35, F 2 Responses May 7, 2008

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    So yesterday and today have been really bad.

    I spoke with my husband, which should make me happy right? Wrong. He was so emotionally abusive to me. I am completely crushed and heart broken now. I wait wait wait to hear an i love and miss you. just to be replaced with how horrible i am. I am done trying in life. My life...
    rabrady31 rabrady31 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    My Boyfriend Is In Balad

    I need support while my boyfriend is in Balad till August or September. I thought I would be fine but its taking a toll on my health, sleepless nights and my work ability.  I just want to speak to others in my situation and involved with whatever it is that will ease the...
    cheinen710 cheinen710 22-25 May 21, 2010

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    Well day 3 for me. I am getting ready to go job

    hunting for the 5th day in a row. hopefully something positive will come out of this day. I need something positive after yesterday. Well i will keep my readers. ( if i have any posted). Wish me luck guys. Day 3 of to conquer the world. feeling somewhat hopeful. Miss you babe...
    rabrady31 rabrady31 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    well i am back from the job hunt.

    I put applications in everywhere, and i do mean everywhere. had a couple interviews. Now its just the waiting home. I feel like i live my life in waiting. waiting on everything. It sucks. hopefully one will pull through and i will be able to get a job and make this time go by...
    rabrady31 rabrady31 31-35, F Dec 12, 2013

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    Marriage Is Falling Apart

    i met my husband when i was in jr high didn't really get to know him then but i had this big crush on him. Then came my senior year in high school and boom there he was! It was a sat. night in a local club and everyone was out to have fun. One of his boys were talking to me and...
    browneyegirl89 browneyegirl89 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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    How To Support Your Military Member

    Hello all, I am a fellow military significant other, and I wanted to share a nifty little Etsy shop I found that has cute military support bracelets and clothing that you can customize. Go to Etsy and search for the shop "MilitaryHearttees". They have great prices too. www.etsy...
    marie1284 marie1284 22-25, F Oct 11, 2013

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    New

    Hello, I'm Felicia and I'm 21 years old. I recently married the love of my life on October 7th of this year, we're having our big ceremony next April :) He is currently serving in the US Army. We are stationed at FT. Stewart in Georgia. I'm also a stepmom to his 2 awesome boys...
    fstringer fstringer 18-21 1 Response Nov 18, 2011

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    so today has been terrible

    and I do mean terrible. My husband decided to inform via email that he no longer loves me. i am beyond crushed and devastated, he is my life. I love this man so much. How can he tell me 2 days ago that he loves me with all his heart and today tell me that he wants to love me but...
    rabrady31 rabrady31 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    New Military Spouse

    Hello! I'm Stephanie, and my boyfriend of 3 1/2 years has recently sworn into the AF. We are very much in love, and I am nervous about him being gone for so long at Basic and tech school. Right now I live in Oregon going to school, until I transfer home to Tennessee in December...
    stephanie324 stephanie324 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2010

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    Missing

    missing my husband during this deployment...
    nlovmarco nlovmarco 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2010

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    Urgh

    I been a Navy wife of 5 years. The one thing that I find annoying is wives complaining that this life style is so hard. They never get to see their husbands blah blah blah. I ask them "what did you except?" Our spouses deploy, work weird hours and have little to no energy at the...
    BrighterBeginnings BrighterBeginnings 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    Making Friends In The Military

    I am a military spouse and I have had the hardest time making friends. I am not very outgoing but I am a mother and my daughter needs to socialize with other kiddos her age. It is going to be very difficult for me to come out of my comfort zone but it is needed. Any ideas or...
    AriesPisces89 AriesPisces89 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    well day 2 in my lonely life.

    I have been out job hunting all day. That was a bust. Its so hard to find a job when they all want experience. Kinda sucks for me when the only experience i have is in coaching cheerleading. Got an email from my husband, but it wasn't even a nice one. Never said i love or miss...
    rabrady31 rabrady31 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    No I'm Not a Marine...she Is!.

    I spent about 13 years on active duty when I made a decision.  My decision was to find another job and allow my wife the opportunity to achieve her goals to receive a commission.  The experience has been daunting.  Constantly, I am referenced as the active duty...
    tmass tmass 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2009

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    Be Yourself

    I think the biggest problem in the military spouses that I have personally met is that, they are worried about what everyone else thinks. If women would act themselves, they would realize just how much we all have in common.
    Candyapplesam Candyapplesam 22-25, F Dec 21, 2012

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    Home Today.

    My military wife comes home today. :) She has been in a training class for the last month and I have learned how hard it can be to bea working single parent. I am so excited to pick her up from the airport tonight.
    abysolfiend abysolfiend 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    I Am A Military Spouse.

    I have been a navy wife for over two years. The majority of that time was spent separated from my husband while he was stationed overseas. But he came home three weeks ago. I am so happy to finally have him back. It's nice not to have to take care of our ten month old alone...
    Summersmommy2 Summersmommy2 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Missing My Best Friend / Husband

    my husband left two days ago and i feel lost already.This is his first deployment.We have been togthere for five years but only married for 2 months now.he is my husband but also my best friend.  We have a four year old son who doesn't understand fully yet. He wont...
    sunflowern4u2 sunflowern4u2 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    It's Odd Being Me

    it feels so weird writing this as i am both a military spouse and a military service member too.  i am inthe army and sois my wife, we are both currently deployed to iraq and are eagerly waiting our return to eachothers arms as over 20 months in total are going to be hell...
    Blade21408 Blade21408 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2008

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    Professional Troubles. Advice?

    Hello everyone! I am really new to this forum/chat thing but I need a place like this to talk openly about army stuff. So to make a long story short, my husband has been in the Army for two years this Nov. and was in the Marines for 4 years before that. He is overdue for an E5...
    JonesyLady808 JonesyLady808 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Hello! I'm completely new to all of this; the military and connecting with other people who also know what it's like being a military girlfriend. My boyfriend has just recently...
    MadisonMeris MadisonMeris 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Oh so your boyfriends busy with football practice this weekend so he can wear a jersey, and that's why you can't see him .....awe isn't that cute we'll my girlfriends at basic...
    tetznavygirl tetznavygirl 16-17, F Aug 20

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    Soooo idk if any of you know my story but I'm going to put it out there. This is my second military relationship. The first lasted about two years and he was a marine. He stopped...
    amcgarity amcgarity 22-25 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yesterday I was talking to my friend Sara about 9/11 because it was yesterday 13 years ago. We talked about remembering the day which I didn't because I was only 3 at the time, but...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I always supported the military. I grew up a military brat being that both of my parents, and step father, were in the military. My dad always wanted me to be an officer & I plan...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    My boyfriend just went into the military and he has been dreaming of this day since he was little. He has such a passion to save people and wants to get rid of as many bad people...
    morgan2054 morgan2054 18-21, F Aug 27

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    I CAN NOT WAIT !!!!! I want to be a vet in the military working with different types of animals and bomb dogs. I always saw myself as helping animals and my father always wanted me...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F Aug 20

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    So I'm new to this experience project site, and just really needed somewhere to vent without any judgement. I've been in a military relationship for 3 years and together 4 in total...
    JerleenYvette JerleenYvette 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm new to the military life style. I don't really know how to deal with things. My boyfriend just got stationed in San Diego. He's been there about a month but I live in...
    brittanyelanda brittanyelanda 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I would say I've officially been a navy girlfriend for about 9 months now. It has been a bumpy road these past 9 months and even bumpier before that. I found myself asking if I...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Some people aren't made for the military and others are. i believe i am one of those lucky people who are cut out for it.i CANNOT WAIT to join. i remember i used to hate the idea...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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