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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I keep checking my emails,

    he said it would take a while but its just upsetting, not having him there to make me feel better after days like today. I just wish he would come back already. I know that it will get easier than it is right now but for now I'm just a big mess of frustration and sadness
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 16-17, F 2 Responses May 12

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 12

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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 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 6 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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    I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY SAILOR TODAY!

    !!!!!!!!! So beyond happy!
    hayjays64 hayjays64 18-21, F Apr 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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    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 May 18

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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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    I'm flying out to Guam tomorrow to finally see

    my boyfriend after 9 months! So excited and nervous I can't sleep
    Jlynn16 Jlynn16 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Apr 27

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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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    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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    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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    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 3 Responses Apr 23

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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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    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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    jennalmcnulty jennalmcnulty 18-21, F May 3

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    My boyfriend of 2 years is leaving to the navy

    in a week and I'm having a very hard time. No matter what I'm doing I randomly burst into tears at the thought of him leaving. I know many people have felt the way I do right now and I'm just hoping for some advice on how to make the pain go away. My heart aches and I don't know...
    nkreeno nkreeno 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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 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 3 Responses May 13

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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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    My boyfriend leaves in a couple weeks

    for boot camp and I am extremely nervous. We haven't been together for forever but I'm not saying it's a new relationship either... I've been hearing so many things that I'm really starting to worry myself. We have a very strong relationship but with all of these stories I've...
    kaslet98 kaslet98 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day 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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    When you find out that from the middle of June

    to August you'll have little to no contact because of a special school he's going to.. Hurts a little bit to think about no talking to him for 2months, and sucks even more because he doesn't understand why I feel this way. (Hes not nor has he ever been a very emotional person...
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    Sunday is the last day I get to see my

    boyfriend....I no he leaving soon and every night I cry...I don't want him to leave πŸ˜”
    lilstewey lilstewey 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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