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I Am a Military Wife

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    HI everyone! Ive been part of this group

    for a while now actually but have never posted anything on here. Im trying to get back into the habit of having posting so yeah hope you are all having a wounder full day!
    violetviola violetviola 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    Hello there :) I'm not a military wife yet

    but I was wondering if anyone knew the answers to my questions. He's still new he's in the army and we were talking about when we get married he might loose all his benefits of free stuff living on base and that they'd move us farther from where his stationed base is because...
    lyssaraelou lyssaraelou 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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    So, I haven't been on this website in years

    and so much has changed since I last logged off. First things first, I am no longer a girlfriend! We eloped on March 19, 2014 in a Maryland courthouse. There is so much more I have to share, but it will not all get posted in one day! It feels so good to be back and be able to...
    sarashay sarashay 18-21, F Jul 8, 2014

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    Used to Be a Sailor, Now I Am Married to One

    I met my husband while we were bothe stationed together. We got together and three months later, I found out I was pregnant. I figured he would bolt since we had not been togethr that long. I was 24 at the time and I knew I could have the baby and take care of him by myself, so I...
    jaxspouse jaxspouse 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2007

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    I want to get my own apArtment due to the fact

    that I won't be going to japan . I feel as tho since I'm a married woman I should have my own place . Simply because I'm tired of house hoping . I want. Place to call my own. I am now staying with my aunt , I asked her to stay for couple months while the process is being done...
    keyonna95 keyonna95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    Hubby

    I am a military wife that is missing her hubby and honestly is very horny.. I think this is the worst it has ever been. Just needed to say that..
    wit2armybrats wit2armybrats 26-30, F 16 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    It Is Worth It, Military Wives Are Strong And Tough

    I remember when I was in Iraq i was constantly able to talk to my family. Then I got injured a year later and years moved on I got out and I married a man from my company. He is so absolutely amazing and we just had our first child may of 12' . I am beyond happy. What i did...
    AstroBlue AstroBlue 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    I NEED ADVICE! I am flying to Germany in a

    couple weeks to go live with my husband there for 3 years. We have a young son who is 1 1/2. I need to know things I can do to keep him occupied and entertained and calm and just tips that would help. It is an 8 hour flight and my first time flying. I'm pretty nervous. Help?
    breannemichaela breannemichaela 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2014

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    Lately I've been kinda down.

    My husband has been deployed for 5 months total on a ship. When he is in port it's in Japan. We were lucky enough for him to make it home for 10 days to see our twins' birth. I'm so happy he made it but it hurts so much that my daughters don't know him. We plan to join him in...
    cmp7876 cmp7876 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    Does anyone have any experience with 365 day

    voluntary deployments? My husband is considering one for not only the financial benefit (I'd move back home and live with family, so all of the BAH would be saved) but for the possibility of base of preference. Neither of us enjoy where he's currently stationed and can't imagine...
    Hock29 Hock29 18-21 1 Response Apr 30, 2014

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    bmpcasting bmpcasting 31-35, M Sep 26, 2014

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    MY 1st Deployment

    I have been with my army husband for 23 years, 22 of which he has spent in the military. He has been in Afghanistan 10 months and I miss him dearly. I thought it would get easier the longer he was gone but it doesnt and that shocks me. I miss him more every day. Does the worry...
    kayciesmom95 kayciesmom95 36-40, F 9 Responses Oct 17, 2008

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    I Am Trying To Be Strong! But Its Getting Hard!

    My husband of almost one year just joined the army he has been gone almost two months and we have about a month to go until he is out of basic training and goes to AIT. I have known my husband since I was 12 years old and it was love at first sight. We started dating along time...
    Patricia64 Patricia64 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    My husband was in the Marine Corp

    for 12 years when we met. He was the most amazing person I ever came in contact with.  He gave up the marines for me so he could stay with me...he ended up joining the national guard as a recruiter so he could keep his time and benefits...all was good for a while...but now...
    bethann821 bethann821 36-40 1 Response Mar 17

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    Things Not to Say to a Military Spouse Or Girlfriend..

    I know this has been out for awhile but  think it needs repeating sometimes! :) Things NOT to say to a military Spouse or Girlfriend! 1. "Aren't you afraid that he'll be killed?" (This one ranks in at number one on the "duh" list. Of course we're...
    Frogs2010 Frogs2010 31-35, F 28 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    So February 1st my fiancé got paid 788.

    00 and then he is supposed to get paid the 15th but since its a Sunday he gets paid on Friday, February 13th he is only getting paid 150.00? Does anyone know why? Please help!
    Uhneesha Uhneesha 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I found this online, here's to all my fellow

    navy wives How to be a happy navy wife "Marry a sailor. Marry someone who loves the ocean, or loves the way the inside of a ship smells, or gets excited to see a plane or a helicopter in the sky. Marry someone who loves what they do — that happiness will be passed on to you...
    taylor0228 taylor0228 18-21 1 Response Feb 26, 2014

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    So it's my little sisters graduation from boot

    camp, and yay she's getting an award... Not yay as now we are going to be walked out in front of people as well What do I wear?!? What do you guys wear? I met my fiancé after he graduated. So I got to skip all the hype
    slippersatin slippersatin 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    sam3294 sam3294 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2014

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    My husband and I have been together

    for 5yrs and married 4yrs we got married July 31,2010. I didn't now my husband when he was in the service but I meant him after he got out. We have been through a lot he is medical discharged from the army due PTSD, 5 compressed discs in his lower back,bad knees, hearing, eye...
    mrstheusch mrstheusch 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2014

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    Ugh!!!!

    "just one year...thats not so bad"...How can anyone in their right mind make this kind of comment to a woman who misses her husband, worries about her husband, dreams with her husband, OBSESSES over her husband every minute of every day and hasn't been able to get rid...
    GarciasWife GarciasWife 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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    militarywifeforever militarywifeforever 18-21, F Aug 16, 2014

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    Newly Wed Wife In Search For Friends Who Understand

    My husband leaves for the navy on july 10th and its something thing that I know is going to be great for us, regardless of the sacrifice. But I need someine to talk to. I dont have a lot of family and friend...tuh maybe one that I speak to in a blue moon. But I need someine who...
    MrsGoodridge MrsGoodridge 22-25, F 4 Responses May 19, 2013

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    My husband is deployed

    and honestly, I'm just very lonely and I'm tired of it
    sam3294 sam3294 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    DO Any of You?

    Do any of you ever wonder if being a military wife is for you. Sometimes i have my doubts. I hate the feeling of waking up alone and going to bed alone. I hate feeling like we have 2 different lifes. Sometimes it just seems to hard to go through and then to think that this isnt...
    EandM74 EandM74 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    My husband just received orders to transfer to

    the base in Aviano, Italy next February. It will be both of our first times being overseas, let alone living there. Any experience/advice on living in Europe (especially Italy) would be great! I'm really excited but super nervous at the same time.
    Hock29 Hock29 18-21 Jun 5, 2014

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    My husband just deployed today

    for six months on his ship. This is our second deployment, and a lot easier than the last "see you later" but this year I don't feel the support from friends and family like the past deployment. I know I am a strong woman and I know that six months will fly but I am a little...
    wwtiernan wwtiernan 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I have been with my husband

    for almost 5 years now. We are finishing up our last deployment, and I am actually terrified of when he comes home. We are moving to station location and it is so stressful to find a place and a job. I am dreading it all. It is sad because my stress is taking away from something...
    MrsAllen119 MrsAllen119 22-25, F May 15, 2014

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    Military Life Is Not Easy

    I have been a military wife for a long time,and honestly it doesn't get any easier.The difference between now and the begining is that you get used to it,meaning being alone. Nobody can ever say that a military wife is not a strong woman.My husband has been deployed 6 times,and...
    militarywife militarywife 31-35, F 16 Responses Jul 1, 2007

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    Navy Wife Here

    My husband has been active duty Navy for more than 14 years and we've been married for 6 yrs.  I am an Army brat and even served in the Army myself for 4 years.  I think I adapt well with the military lifestyle and love to chat with and meet fellow military spouses...
    3in1try 3in1try 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2010

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    Written By a Civilian Wife to a Military Wife

     Dear Military Wife, I am an American woman that has no idea what is going on in the military other than what I hear on the news. I have never had to let go of someone so that they could go fight for people that they didn't know, people that sometimes do not appreciate...
    MissThang420 MissThang420 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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    My husband and I have been at his first duty

    station for almost 9 months now and I still hate it. He's also going back to nights soon and with my current work/school schedule we wouldn't be able to see each other often. If I were to move back home, would he be allowed to move back into the dorms? And if so, would we still...
    Hock29 Hock29 18-21 1 Response May 13, 2014

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    If Being Alone Is Your Complaint, Don't Read This

    My husband and Ihave been married for 3 years on the 13th of this month. We have spent ONE anniversary together. He did a year TDY in Korea (Unaccompanyed) and just got deployed to a sandy place for 6 months. We have been phycially together for HALF our marriage. I have to...
    willowinred willowinred 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    New Army Girlfriend. How Do You Get Used To This Lifestyle?

    My boyfriend got sworn into the Army in November. They told him that he would not be leaving for boot camp til May. Six months passed by like nothing and the day finally came to say goodbye to my boyfriend before he left for bootcamp for the next 3 1/2 months. I was devistated...
    katie91711 katie91711 18-21, F 5 Responses May 20, 2012

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    Any one of you guys have a husband

    who would know how to get back in the Navy? My boyfriend got an honorable discharge a few years ago while he was in BUDS. He is the most hard working person I know, very respectable and smart. We are working on getting him letters of recommendation by his boss & others, and...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F Jul 11, 2014

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    My husband is deployed currently

    and I know I am a strong woman, but why are some nights unbearable? I just want him home! I hate deployments...
    wwtiernan wwtiernan 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    Anyone the wife of a drill sergeant?

    My husband will be going to training to become one and I was wondering what to expect. I know somewhat of what to expect.
    momof289 momof289 22-25, F Jun 29, 2014

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    Deployment

    My husband and I have been together for 10 years married for three of those wonderful years.  I love my husband deeply and with every fiber of my body and sole. We have a 3 yrs old and a 2 yrs old.  My husband left 2 days ago for a military deployment over seas for at...
    gsheffield gsheffield 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 3, 2007

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    Proud Army Wife

    I am proud to be an Army wife, but most of all I am proud of my husband, my soldier. It is not easy knowing your husband is in iraq, and the many things he comes across on a daily basis. I do know that I love him and cherish him for all that he is to me and for me. As an Army...
    HisQueen HisQueen 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 16, 2007

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    It's been 3 months since I saw my soldier.

    I'm living with his family and I don't want to but he doesn't want me to move out because he wants to save the bah.
    mariekassie12 mariekassie12 18-21, F Apr 22, 2014

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    Hi! I'm Heather, I found this app

    and decided to see what it was all about! I am the wife of a Green Beret and the mother of 10 month old Quadruplet little girls! Please feel free to message me and talk! :-) Hope everyone is having a great week!
    HGreene11 HGreene11 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2014

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    My husband is in the Airforce

    and he has slowly been closing people out of his life, I left for work on Monday like a normal day, but instead of him saying good bye to me. He said please don't go. And that was that, he has closed me out now. He is staying at our cottage right now and has hardly talked to me...
    tlyn81 tlyn81 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    I miss him a lot today

    and wish that he was home but atleast he is doing something he is passiante about.
    xflordiagirlx xflordiagirlx 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Navy Roses of Steel

    I thought I would share this with you. It was wirtten about Navy wives but I think it is about any military wife. The United States Navy Wives are indeed "ROSES OF STEEL!" Ask any sailor on any base in any part of the world what keeps him going, and he will answer...
    jaxspouse jaxspouse 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 25, 2007

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    Hi. I am 21 and just married my husband on May

    10th. I joined experience project back when I was 17 because that is when my now husband started bootcamp. We have been together for five years, engaged for two, and now finally married. We had to push up our wedding date from May 2015 to May 2014 because of the Navy, and our...
    wwtiernan wwtiernan 22-25, F Jun 4, 2014

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    My man is pulling away we've been living

    together for about nine months and together before that. We are unofficially engaged, both our families know of our plans, he asked my mother and grandfather for my hand in marriage. He is a about to go on his first deployment. But from the start of this month it's been...
    slippersatin slippersatin 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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