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I Am a Military Wife

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    New Beginnings ≪3

    I am only 18 years old, he is 21. I am so madly in love with him, and i could not ask for a better support system. I feel kind of out of place in the military world. I am not one to go by orders, and a schedule. I enjoy being carefree and spontaneous. We bring out the best in...
    kahlm kahlm 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    We are going through

    yet another deployment and I feel like I am a mess this time around. Each one seems more difficult. I miss my husband like crazy and I am sick of dealing with this, but I know my husband loves what he does. Sometimes I feel like I am not strong enough to do this, but I know that...
    MoreThanAWildHeart MoreThanAWildHeart 26-30, F Feb 23

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    Count Down Begins!!!!!!!!!!

    My baby is coming home from boot camp in less than ten days, I'm so excited and scared. I been waiting for this day since the very first moment he left in May 13, 2013. Now its four months later and i don't know how to act. I'm so excite. It feels like I'm seeing him for the...
    OAllen OAllen 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    Last And Final Work Up

    My husband has been in the Marine Corps for almost four years. We've been married almost two and a half, and together for a total of four and a half years. We have been working up to a 10-12 month deployment for almost a year now. And I can't believe it, but he is on his last...
    Thrumyeyes7711 Thrumyeyes7711 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Would You Wear a Pin?

    Do you think the Armed Services should give "pin" or plaque to spouses for time served with thier service member? Say you have been married for 15 years he is in for 10 and a 10 year pin is given to the spouse as a thank you for his/her time? Is this a good idea or a...
    Frogs2010 Frogs2010 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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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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    Pcsing

    Hello I'm Kata, my Marine and I just got married in June after being together for 4 years :D He will be PCSing in about 7 months or so and i will be moving with him shortly after :) im so excited to finally be able to live with him on our own. We will be station at MacDill AFB...
    farawaylove10 farawaylove10 18-21, F Jul 22, 2013

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    Unexpected Life Turns

    So my fiance is in the navy and i met him a week after he got back from a deployment. We fell in love right away and we both are happier than ever. I told my parents I was dating a guy in the military and was completely honest about him and who he was and his job. They told me...
    sailorlovecqm sailorlovecqm 18-21, F Jul 9, 2013

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    It Never Gets Easier...

    YOU JUST GET BETTER! I know how frustrating this lifestyle can be. My fiancé has been in the Navy for two years now and when he first joined I had no clue where to turn to. Our first three years together he golfed professionally and needless to say, this lifestyle was a huge...
    hheidilee hheidilee 22-25, F May 8, 2013

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    Infidelity

    Hi this is my first post on here and I am so glad I found this website. Well I am a newlywed to a sailor( 2 weeks) and I have been feeling just awful lately. He is currently in A school about to graduate the day before thanksgiving. As much as I hate to think this I have a...
    Asailorswife Asailorswife 22-25 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    Rough Spot

    Husband came home from a year deployment five months ago, the temper of his is out of control im scared ill lose my marriage. Advice?
    arngwife16 arngwife16 18-21 3 Responses May 6, 2013

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    I'm gay (lesbian) and married into the military.

    I got married to get away from a bad situation and I am in a *better situation but I'm still gay on a straight/christian-y military base. I'm lonely and stressed! How do I come out and face possible rejection from everyone? I don't have any real friends. Mostly just...
    KLynnMarie KLynnMarie 18-21, F Apr 7

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    My husband has been a seabee

    for 3 years now and had told me he wants to train to become a seal. I'm semi new to this experience since he's been home as a seabee. I would love to meet more military wives to talk to and learn from. I have many questions about moving on base. Help please.
    taylor0228 taylor0228 18-21 Feb 26

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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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    My husband and I have a baby on the way

    but we have been fighting a lot about financial issues and other issues. Im searching for advise on how we can make our relationship stronger and happier before our beautiful baby arrives
    chassidy2014 chassidy2014 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I Love Being A Military Wife!

    at first it was as hard as you can imagine but when you get used to the life style and everything you got yourself a good man and everything, its the best thing that can ever happen. all you need is that postive attitude and support and love and trust in each other and it isnt...
    loveyou00x loveyou00x 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2010

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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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    A Day Longer, A Day Stronger!

    Hello everyone! I am a Navy fiancé, soon to be Navy wife in October! I’ve been dealing with military life for the past two years now and I’ve found that it’s easier to deal with when you make friends with people going through the same things as you. I’ve created two...
    hheidilee hheidilee 22-25, F May 30, 2013

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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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    I Am An AF Wife ...

    My husband and I met 2 years ago this June . We were married last December .We have five children between us , four of which are with us full time. We currently live in the Universal City area , Texas. He is stationed at RAFB. . We were stationed here a year ago .Matthew , my...
    MrsCLB MrsCLB 36-40, F Apr 15, 2013

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    Heart Broken But I Know Its For The Best

    Yesterday my husband left for boot camp in great lake Illinois and it has been the hard day and night of my life. We have three buetiful children and I try to keep my emotions to myself because I dont want them to think somethings wrong, but somethin is wrong.....I feel like I...
    MrsGoodridge MrsGoodridge 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    I Am a Proud Army Wife

    I married my one and only love Stephen February 16, 2009. :) I love him more than the world and I am so proud of him with his bravery & commitment to the Army. We have only been married a month, so I am new to this Army Wife thing but I have many friends that I...
    SpidermonkeysWifey SpidermonkeysWifey 18-21 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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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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    sam3294 sam3294 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I Hate Being A Military Wife But I Love My Soldier So It Is What It Is

    I met my husband obviously before he was my husband in January 2007, although technically I met him almost a year before, but not in person, On Xbox live, playing Halo, He wasn't a soldier he was a 23 year old man from the Bronx, and one of the best things to ever happen to me...
    hisbetterhalf143 hisbetterhalf143 31-35, F May 15, 2013

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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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    Though You Guys Would Like This I Loved It

     L ord was creating a model for military wives and was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared. She said, "Lord, you seem to be having alot of trouble with this one. What's the matter with the standard model?" The Lord replied, "Have you seen the...
    Honeycutt1234 Honeycutt1234 21-25, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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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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    Yikes

    I've been married since I was 18 years old. I am now 26. I hate my husband. He was kicked out of the Army, leaving myself and our 3 beautiful children without any source of income. We have no insurance. We were once a proud family and now we are dependent upon the government to...
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    I Drove My Husband Away...

    I have had huge issues with jealousy and have made my husband's life miserable. Things finally became too much for him and now he says that he wants to leave me and that he is not in love with me anymore. I have started getting counseling and he has pseudo agreed to wait things...
    SeulEtTriste SeulEtTriste 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2013

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    Missing My Hubby

    i just recently became an army wife...hard to adjust...lonely...new town...and already he's cheating on me chatting with girls on the internet when he is home with me.
    lonelykuntrygirl lonelykuntrygirl 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2009

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    So Military Wife Life Begins

    I am a soon to be Army wife in October. I am thrilled to finally be Mrs. Richardson! My Fiance and I have finally just bought a house and beginning to make a stable life of our own. It has been a tough 3 years. But we are stronger then ever now. When he left for BT months and...
    mrslovelyrich mrslovelyrich 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2013

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    Not The Typical Girl

    Well, here I am sitting around my parents house at the age of 20. I got married to a soldier and now he is gone. He is in selection right now.I am the girl that has to stand behind him 100% of the way and act as if its not going to bother me. I have to be the girl that holds onto...
    annacbennett20 annacbennett20 18-21, F Oct 4, 2011

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    AIT Questions!

    My husband is currently in WOT 3 of Air Force Boot Camp & has found out that we will probably not be able to live together after BMT because he doesn't think that with any of the jobs he chose..he will have a long enough training to qualify for me to live with him on base for AIT...
    AFWife96 AFWife96 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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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 26 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    I'm Having Trouble Coping With Moving

    My husband is in the Air Force and as a result we might have to PCS to Okinawa Japan. I have constant anxiety about it. I'm so anxious that I can hardly get any sleep. I actually had a nightmare about moving to Okinawa a couple weeks ago. Everyone around me is saying how jealous...
    kirstentheamazing kirstentheamazing 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 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 Mar 29

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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 21-25, F 4 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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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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    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 Feb 26

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    I Dont Know What To Do Anymore.

    About a year ago my husband left for Afghanistan for 6 months a week before he left he decided to tell me that he wanted a divorce. The whole time during deployment i was devastated and kept asking if when he came home if we could make something work. He kept insisting there was...
    Elizzabeth112 Elizzabeth112 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    What Does The Future Hold? :-)

    So my husband came back from boot camp and ait. It been the best two weeks of my life. We got married yesterday on sept 9 2013, and it was great. we went to the court house and got married but it felt like a big wedding lol im just so happy. But the sad part is that he leaves...
    OAllen OAllen 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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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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    chellabella76 chellabella76 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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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 Feb 26

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    Army Wife

    I'm a military wife of 4 years with 2 gurls & people think it that it gets easier when husbands get deployed more than once...but the truth is, it really doesn't.  This is my husbands 3rd deployment (2nd since being married) and even if it's just for a few short...
    Stelly33 Stelly33 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    How To Help Your Husband With A Temper And Post-Deployment Problms?

    Hi my husband returned from deployment 9 months ago. His temper was really bad when he first got home. It is getting better but he still gets what I call 'episodes' of anger and rage. He has broken property. Any suggestions on how to help him, get support for myself, and stay...
    mjg17 mjg17 22-25 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Anyone else hate when people say "military wife/girlfriend, hardest job in the ____ " ? It's like...well , you know, I'm not the one on submarine or a boat or in some foreign...
    Sierragoneau Sierragoneau 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Being a military wife, the most dreaded word we hear is deployment. When said, we do not hear this word for what it is. We hear danger. We hear loneliness. We hear sacrifice. But...
    Mrs1105 Mrs1105 18-21, F Apr 8

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    My engagement ring from my Marine :) can't wait to embark on this new journey with him <3 any military wives have some advice for a soon to be marine wife? I've been a military...
    lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28