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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    I'm new to this. My boyfriend of a year (who I

    already know I will marry) is leaving for bootcamp in May. I am a freshman in college 4.5 hours away from home and I won't be able to be home when he leaves... I know that most of y'all have already been where I am right now and honestly, I guess I'm just looking for some type...
    sarahcatherin15 sarahcatherin15 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days 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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    Does anyone know when they find out

    where they'll be stationed after A school?
    ebonyllewis ebonyllewis 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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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 Sep 6, 2014

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    just found out last night

    that hes leave was approved. hes back in my arms tomorrow its been 5 months already.
    tiffanyznf tiffanyznf 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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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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    I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY SAILOR TODAY!

    !!!!!!!!! So beyond happy!
    hayjays64 hayjays64 18-21, F Apr 17, 2014

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    Hey guys, my boyfriend keeps telling me he

    wants to get married and we talk about it a lot but then when I ask him why he hasn't married me yet, he just says "I don't know" this has been going on for about a year now, and I don't know if I should keep getting my hopes up when we talk about it or not because I just don't...
    jackex17 jackex17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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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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    laureNicole28 laureNicole28 22-25, F 2 days ago

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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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    my sailor graduates from basic on Friday,

    but I just found out he has to stay in Great Lakes for another month or so before he gets to go to A school, because they messed up some of his paperwork. has anyone been in a similar situation? I have no idea if he'll have more freedom or if he'll be able to have his phone or...
    navygirlfriend7 navygirlfriend7 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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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 Sep 19, 2014

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    finally heard from my boyfriend thank goodness

    i was worried sick and now i can calm down..
    laureNicole28 laureNicole28 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I am about to go see my sailor!

    only 1 day left! I am so excited to see him but also extremely nervous, he is picking me up from the airport.
    kristiw10 kristiw10 18-21, F Jan 26

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    I have five months with my guy

    before he is leaving to join the Navy. I'm already freaking about about starting college and how to live my life knowing he won't be there for most of the next five years. I just feel sad. I know I should juts focus on the now but it's hard.
    kendra904 kendra904 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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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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    SamShamp SamShamp 18-21, F Aug 16, 2014

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    My boyfriend is leaving

    for basic in 33 days and i don't know what to expect.. freaking out...
    Rajhasmith Rajhasmith 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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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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    Said goodbye to my boyfriend of three years

    yesterday as he went into basic training. It was so hard to see him go but I am so proud of him. Hope these 8 weeks go by fast😓
    jhendricks jhendricks 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Had to say good bye to my boyfriend

    as he went back to basic training, it was the hardest day of my life! Every time he leaves I swear my heart gets broken a little more! 😭 miss him so much already, everything is making it so hard! And all I can do is put on a "mask" in public and act as if everything is...
    CanadianNavyGF CanadianNavyGF 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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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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    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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    My bf is just about to go to A school

    and I stressed about deployments and how often they happen
    jennalynn123 jennalynn123 18-21, F 3 Responses a week 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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    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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    Spent the holidays with my man & it was amazing,

    sadly tomorrow is the day he leaves which is gonna be super hard considering the fact we spent every single day together this past two and a half weeks. I pray for the time to fly by. Oh yeah, & look at what I gotta :DDD
    abbyrodriguez abbyrodriguez 18-21, F Jan 7

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    jennalynn123 jennalynn123 18-21, F a week 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 Aug 12, 2014

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    Palomaa Palomaa 18-21, F Jan 10

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    haven't been on here

    for a little while.. So my sailor had leave for the holidays, it was the best two weeks ever!! We made sure we did something fun everyday that he was home, we went to Disneyland, a laker game, the movies, ice skating, hiking, etc it was just amazing and I can't describe how...
    Jayesszee Jayesszee 18-21, F Jan 10

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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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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    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 said goodbye to him last night.

    I ended my year with him but I didn't start a new one with him. I couldn't stop crying. We went somewhere alone and snuggled until midnight and I had to go home. He held me the whole time and I cried in his arms. This is our first time leaving each other since we got together...
    jellybelly1217 jellybelly1217 18-21, F Jan 1

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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 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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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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    Does anyone know how often they will be able to

    call in bootcamp and when I will receive a letter. My boyfriends been in bootcamp for a bout three weeks and I'm freaking out cause I haven't heard from him.
    jhendricks jhendricks 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    So very thankful to have spent Christmas

    and New Years with him. Couldn't of asked for anything better. But the early morning goodbye really hurts a ton. Hard to see him leave again when all I could really use right now is for him to hold me and reassure me everything will be alright. It's really hard to be so far...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 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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    my boyfriend is leaving in 17 days

    for his first deployment, I am absolutely miserable that we are going to be separated for 8 months, how do I mentally prepare myself ?!
    verronicat verronicat 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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