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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    We are talking about marriage!

    I'm so excited within the next year we will be engaged and I'll be following him wherever he goes. I haven't told anyone yet, because ik they won't really understand. But I'm glad I have you ladies to share this exciting news with!:)
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    studying his first letters from boot camp

    as if more words are going to come out on the page. 35 more days to go :)
    myanchorman myanchorman 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    My boyfriend of three years left

    for Bootcamp just around a week ago, and I'm already a complete mess. I try to do things to distract my mind but for some reason it always leads back to him. Writing seemed to help, but the problem with that is I'm not really sure what to say. I tend to sit down to start to...
    jennalmcnulty jennalmcnulty 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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    Non military couples just don't

    even know how incredibly lucky they are to get to see their other half everyday. Or every week. Or even every month.
    Savanahjoy Savanahjoy 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    One day, he looked at me

    and said, "Baby, I'm sorry for the Navy thing. I hate to put you through this." I looked him in the eyes and said, "I'm sorry for going to medical school to be a cardiologist." He said, "What do you mean? That's been your dream. I can't hate you for that." I said, "and I can...
    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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    Girls hang in there! I know how hard some days

    are; but push through it! I thought it would take forever for the day I get to see my sailor and I thought it would never get easier. And some days are easier than others. but at long as you try and keep busy; and write your sailors as much as you can. it will come faster than...
    aly17ah aly17ah 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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    so I know my situation is very different from

    most. but I could use a little advice or forewarning on what's to come. but first I should tell you our story. Ben and I met about 2 years ago, by complete accident even though our lives had strangely paralleled. it wasnt until a year later that Ben and i actually began to...
    millerandm1 millerandm1 18-21, F Apr 19

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    Navy Girlfriends Prayer

    As I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. To help me clear my cluttered mind. To help me through these desperate times. To bring my love to me all night. In Dreams where everything feels so right. That even if he can't be here, Make it feel as though he's near...
    phattsilyangel phattsilyangel 18-21, F 19 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    Dear Civilian Girl . . .

    Dear civilian girl, You complain that your boyfriend has worked late all week and have barely seen him. -I look forward to the two weeks a year we spend together. You complain because he doesn't call you enough. -My heart is thankful for the 15 second phone call I got last...
    phattsilyangel phattsilyangel 18-21, F 85 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    I got my first phone call today

    and I'm literally in tears. It was so nice hearing from him, his laugh, him calling me babe, and of course telling me how hard it's been without me. Saying goodbye never gets easy.
    jennalmcnulty jennalmcnulty 18-21, F 3 Responses May 8

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    12 hours and 8 minutes till graduation!

    Gah I'm so excited to see my sailor!!
    TheGirlWhoWaits TheGirlWhoWaits 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    I'm not a girlfriend anymore!

    ! ❀😊😊😊 My sailor popped the question today. He completely surprised me on my vacation. He made our initials in the sand and got down on one knee. I'm so happy and very proud to say that I'm a navy fiancée! ☺ Im super excited and I will try to post later when I can...
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Today is my 18th birthday,

    I feel even more alone. He's been trying super hard to send me emails which makes my heart melt, I just can't wait for him to come back to me.
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Anyone that expects it to be like the movies no

    it's not .... It hurts way more so much more.
    tetznavygirl tetznavygirl 16-17, F Aug 12, 2014

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    so my boyfriend leaves.

    for the navy in a week. I am so.torn. im happy because im proud of him but sad because im going to.miss him. we were expecting another member to our little family but God called him home a week ago. im.going to miss.my baby like crazy
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    I am no longer a Navy girlfriend.

    As of yesterday I am a Navy wife :D keeping it under the radar from our families and had to share with people who I knew would genuinely understand and be happy for me :)
    SailorLove92 SailorLove92 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    Those Moments..

    So tonight I'm laying here after writing my boyfriend a letter, and it's one of those nights.. One of those nights where it just feels like you want to go buy a plane ticket and be with him, just be near him, even if it's only for a little while. You miss everything about him...
    smileeforsamm smileeforsamm 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    I am lonely. My relationship is everything I

    could have ever asked for and so much more. This love is what you wait a lifetime for, and I've found it. I'm so thankful and blessed to have found my wonderful man. But he is in the navy. And let me tell you, it's harder than I expected. The lows hit damn hard, but the highs...
    KassidiSikes KassidiSikes 16-17 2 Responses May 13

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    My baby will be home in just three more months.

    I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday I was kissing him goodbye in front of the airport terminal.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17

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    is it normal too feel kind of bi polar?

    one second i'm happy and taking on the world then the next minute i want too cry because i miss him so much and cant talk too him at all. feel like I'm going crazy sometimes!
    aussienavygf aussienavygf 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 23

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    Eighteen More Days UNTIL I'm able to hug my SR

    again:) I'm so excited and proud of him!! September 5 couldn't come any closer!!!! Hurry Hurry!!!
    Azareel9 Azareel9 18-21, F Aug 18, 2014

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    Hey guys! I'm new here.

    I'm just looking for support Honestly. My boyfriend is going to bootcamp the beginning of august, so like 2ish months away. I've been getting super emotional thinking about him leaving... is this normal? He's signed himself up for 6 years in the Navy. How do you all deal with...
    MaryElizabeth1214 MaryElizabeth1214 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    justkeepswimming1744 justkeepswimming1744 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    Just got off the phone with my sailor.

    He is leaving to sea for a month. I know it is not a lot at all because we already went thru boot camp and A school and a few months when we weren't talking but I got off the phone and now I'm crying! I love this man so freaking much!
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F Apr 27

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    I get emotional and crazy

    when I miss him.. Got a little short with him when we talked on the phone tonight because something that doesn't usually bother me just pissed me off.. This distance is so hard, and im not used to it.. He's worth every second of this, but its hard.. Especially since he's not...
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    My sailor will be here in less

    than 20 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! To say I am freaking out is a total understatement lol...his family wanted first dibs so Friday was moved to Sunday but it doesn't matter anymore but the reunion is basically here. I'm going to cry and he hasn't even arrived...
    waiting4mysailr waiting4mysailr 26-30 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    Sometimes, I Wonder...

    There are times I wake up in tears.I can never remember the nightmare that caused them- bits, pieces, but never enough to piece together what occurred entirely. Then I begin to think, and my mind wanders instantly to him. I remember exactly the way he looked in his uniform, the...
    nerdygirl92 nerdygirl92 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Got to talk to my Bubby

    who is in boot camp tonight for about 30 minutes! I really needed that call because I was starting to get down and allowed myself to stay in bed all day (which I did not tell him). But he was super positive and even though we didn't get to say everything we wanted to, we...
    JulieGordie JulieGordie 22-25 1 Response Apr 19

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    We sent him off to A-School today.

    I cried, not because I'm sad, but because this brave man chose me to stay by his side. I'm so proud of him. <3
    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2014

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    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 3 Responses Apr 23

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    Today is the day! Hopping on a plane to Great

    Lakes, IL to surprise my boyfriend after his graduation ceremony πŸ’™ I can't wait! Stay strong to the rest of you ladies. Your day will be here soon enough and you won't even be thinking of how much you miss your SO. You'll just be thinking of how much you want to kiss them!
    Gabby161 Gabby161 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    I'm having a sad night.

    All I can think about is how much I wish he was here laying next to me. He's sleeping and I've already texted him three times telling him how much I love him. I don't want to call because he has to be up in just a couple more hours. I miss him so much. I miss being able to touch...
    ashleysan93 ashleysan93 18-21, F May 12

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    I got to talk to my boyfriend

    who is in bootcamp today on the phone and then I had a letter when I got home.. But for some reason I am more sad after talking to him. It is hard for my accept that he is not coming home and this is how things are going to be. I mean except for that he will get his phone after...
    JulieGordie JulieGordie 22-25 Apr 27

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    It had been a while since I shared

    so I figured I update a little. I moved to Japan about two months ago with my twin girls. Slowly but surely my husband has been learning how to be a father. He was doing great but now it's deployment season. He has been underway since last Monday. Normally I would be devastated...
    cmp7876 cmp7876 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As Valentine's Day Approaches...

    I have always thought Valentine's Day was stupid, but it makes me miss Mikey, of course. I was talking to some of my friends about what they are doing etc.. I was just thinking how lucky we are, their men will probably never write them a love letter. Our civilian girlfriends will...
    jenmac715 jenmac715 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    This Ones For Us (:

    For all of you who wake up in the morning, lay there for a few moments, trying to swallow the sick feeling in the pit of your stomach as you wonder where your sailor is, or how he's doing...this is for you.For all of you who start a countdown the minute he leaves, and continue to...
    lyssalovesit lyssalovesit 22-25, F 65 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    Got his first letter!

    !!!! After about a month it finally arrived 😁😁😁 I'm all smiles. And I've finally found out when he's coming back from deployment :) a short one this time only about 9 months! 1.5 down!
    runningirl12 runningirl12 22-25, F May 3

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    It's easy to walk away

    and date a civilian. But instead, we check our phones every second hoping for that five minute phone call or three word text message. We break down and cry when we miss him. We force that smile because the pride and love for our men is stronger than anything else. We cherish...
    Savanahjoy Savanahjoy 18-21, F Aug 4, 2014

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    The Wonderful World Of The Emotional Rollercoaster

    Anyone who had a loved one in any branch of the military knows this ride all too well, and sadly for us, it isn't a ride we can get off easily. Just when you have one foot out of the rollercoaster car, the ride takes off again. I am (of course) no exception to this wonderfully...
    MissNavyGirl92 MissNavyGirl92 18-21, F 12 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    It's my birthday on Friday

    and knowing that I won't be able to celebrate it with him is killing me. I miss him so so much.
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm so thankful for you all.

    I'm glad I'm not alone in this journey <3
    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 May 8

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    jennalmcnulty jennalmcnulty 18-21, F May 3

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    I have been taking to a guy

    that i dated for a bit and he asked me to pick him up at the airport tonight but he message me whille i was sleeping and he is going to be there for a while longer before he comes home. I am so sad that i missed his message and that we have to wait longer to be together again...
    astrosjne astrosjne 26-30, F Apr 21

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    My honey is in basic training

    and will be graduating May 8th. I'm so excited for him, but I have not had a phone call in 17 days and I am unsure why. Has anyone else experienced this or have a suggestion for the cause of it?
    Breathe38 Breathe38 18-21 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Booked my nails and hair :) This is really

    happening!!!!!! Tomorrow my boyfriend arrives to his final port and will meet his relief. He has finally finished. There are no words to describe the pride I feel for his amazing work--I can't wait to celebrate his homecoming!!!!!
    waiting4mysailr waiting4mysailr 26-30 Aug 11, 2014

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