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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    Alrighty ladies, so here's what to expect

    when your sailor graduates from basic training at Great Lakes. *spoiler alert* lol So get there early, so you can get a really good seat. The sections are divided by division so you can sit in front of wherever he/she is going to be standing. It starts with some performances...
    ashleysan93 ashleysan93 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Going to bed with a smile on my face.

    One day closer to seeing our loved ones!! Stay positive ladies! We can do it!;)
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2014

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    jassyjas214 jassyjas214 18-21, F Apr 6

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    My boyfriend gave me my second phone call today

    and talked to me for almost half an hour 😭 I missed hearing his voice so much I that I didn't care for how long we talked that I was late for work lol. I miss my baby so much. May first has to get here sooner
    jassyjas214 jassyjas214 18-21, F Mar 29

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    Just spent the best weekend of my life in San

    Diego visiting my sailor. It went way too quickly though. These goodbyes just get harder and harder but I know one day this will get easier and he will be be closer to me and we can be together for good. How do you all stay patient because waiting for that day seems like forever...
    justkeepswimming1744 justkeepswimming1744 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    This week is hell week

    for my sailor.. It's going to be the first time we don't get to talk for days at a time in a really long time, since boot camp. Anyone have words of advice? I'm nervous about how upset I'm going to get from missing him/ that I'm going to reach my breaking point
    justkeepswimming1744 justkeepswimming1744 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Every time we make plans

    for a skype date something comes up. Either it is work - which I can understand and it's not his fault- or he does something with his friends, even after promising me that this time he won't go with them. It's so frustrating.
    Steffi27 Steffi27 18-21, F Apr 5

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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 2 hrs ago

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    Girls, please don't give up on your guy.

    It will get easier, I promise. He needs you now more than ever. If you truly love him and believe he is the one for you, it will be worth it in the end. If you haven't heard from him, don't worry. That doesn't mean anything. Just keep hanging in there <3
    Savanahjoy Savanahjoy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2014

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    Acceptance

    I haven't talked to him in over a week. This is the first deployment I've ever had to go through with him. Before I met him, I knew nothing about the military & didn't really care. The last person to be in the military in my family was my grandpa, back in like the 50s. I have...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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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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    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 day ago

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    To All The Girls Whose Men Are In Boot

    I want to show you why you can get through this. Why it is worth it. Just based on the reassurance to all the insecurities I had, which Mathew was able to tell me once he was in A School and had some time to loosen up and start really talking.   I know you're hurting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 42 Responses May 5, 2010

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    I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY SAILOR TODAY!

    !!!!!!!!! So beyond happy!
    hayjays64 hayjays64 18-21, F Apr 17, 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 1 day ago

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    So I waited to see how long it would be before.

    He would txt me first. Especially since he was underway it only made sense for him to contact me on e he got back. Well he came back to land and a whole month went by ( can't believe I stayed string enough to not get ahold if him) so anywYs it seemed as tho we had broken up...
    ussailorgf ussailorgf 22-25, F Mar 29

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    SamShamp SamShamp 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2014

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    How long does it usually take to get your

    sailors adress so you can send all of your letters?!? My stack is freakin huge!!!
    joeymc67 joeymc67 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I FINALLY got the first letters from my

    boyfriend from boot camp today! It seriously made my day!! Just to give an idea of when you guys can expect letters, today is his 17th day in. And I was reading another girl on here said around day 16-17. :))))
    JulieGordie JulieGordie 22-25 3 Responses Apr 9

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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.
    marissaxchristine marissaxchristine 22-25, F 3 days ago

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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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    Third phone call yesterday!

    Only about 10 min tho. He still has 25 days left so I'm surprised he's been able to call that much but I'm not complaining!!!
    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 Apr 12

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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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    my boyfriend Andrew just recently swore into

    the navy. he'll be shipped to basic on July 14th and he'll be gone two months for basic, and then four months for job training. that's six whole miserable months without my Andrew. don't get me wrong, I am very proud of him but I really wish he could stay. I love him too much to...
    katielynn195 katielynn195 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    My beautiful man has been gone

    for about two weeks now. I live with his parents and we got his form letter two days ago. They let him call which was shocking but only because all the other divisions in his PIR group were getting to call. I was at work at the time and the only number he could remember was his...
    sierrad94 sierrad94 18-21, F Apr 13

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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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    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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    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 walked into a small room

    and his back was turned to me. Hands behind his back and thumbs linked. three other guys stood next to him. The room was dead silent besides the sound of one of the moms crying. Tears streamed down my face, but they were happy tears. I am so proud of him and nothing could change...
    joeymc67 joeymc67 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I hate the days we don't talk

    or barely say 2 words.. I know that these days happen, and I expect them to, but still sucks sometimes.. Just feeling a little down right now.. Missing his support and strength.. ??
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    It's my senior year and prom

    and all those activities are coming up, and I'm happy but not so much. It really upsets me how my boyfriend isn't going to be able to be here for my prom. I just wish I could share all these things that I'm doing with him. I write everything in the letters, but not being with...
    jassyjas214 jassyjas214 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Woo-hoo! Rooms at the hotel are being reserved.

    . Getting ready to go to my Sailor's graduation:) September 5th. Let's just hope my Best Friend get those days off at work *fingers crossed* CAN'T WAIT to see my Sailor's accomplishing one of his dreams:) Now I need to stop by the post office after work to send these letters<...
    Azareel9 Azareel9 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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    I got the strangest feeling last night.

    I was coming home from work and was crying, but no tears would come. Then I started to right my boyfriend and I didn't want to write. I felt like I just didn't want anything to do with him. I am so emotional exhausted! Is this normal? Please say it is!! I love my boyfriend and I...
    joeymc67 joeymc67 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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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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    Todays the day i get to see my sailor living

    his dream of graduating Navy Boot camp. Im so excited to see him!! Only a few more hours!
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 1 Response Apr 4

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    Today is our 2year anniversary

    and i miss his butt like crazy!! The sweetheart he is, he sent me flowers today and theyre my favorite colors. I can't wait for him to come home so I can love him again in the ways you can't over the phone across the country ;) Ugh can he be done with school already? I don't...
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Today is the day! Hopping on a plane to Great

    Lakes, IL to surprise my boyfriend after his graduation ceremony 💙 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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