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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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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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    This is my first post ever!

    Hi everyone! I wish you all endless love and strength in your relationships :) Matthew, the man I am seeing, is currently deployed on a ship in the Mediterranean and he just received his shore tour assignment today. He's going to be stationed in our home town! I could not be...
    marissaxchristine marissaxchristine 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 know its different

    for everyone. But how many times did your sailors get to call you during Bootcamp? just wondering.
    Zkrystal13 Zkrystal13 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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

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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 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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    it hurts so bad every time I get off the phone

    with him. I am forgetting what it feels like to be in his arms. I am forgetting what he taste like. I want him. Plain and simple. I want just him. I want him more then I want food or sleep. He is all I think about. some days I feel fine, but others I feel like complete poop.
    joeymc67 joeymc67 18-21, F a week ago

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    It's driving me crazy not hearing from him

    and I have a fear that when his letters do get to me it's only going to be one short one while Iv been writing almost every day. Insecurities taking over I feel like he's not missing me and I'm sure he is it's got to be harder on him than me but it sounds like it's common to...
    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 2 Responses Mar 19

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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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    I have 16more days till I get to see my Navy

    man! I can not contain my joy! It is hard not being able to talk to your best friend everyday!
    Molgirl Molgirl 18-21 6 days ago

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    Currently waiting for his parents

    for lunch, stressing out now I don't have a way to go see him graduate nothing is looking promising, freaking out his mom and I don't always see eye to eye =[
    Molgirl Molgirl 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Got a phone call 10 days

    after he left (yesterday) and I missed it when I was at work and when I resized and heard how voicemails I cried for probably a hour my boss just sent me to lunch so I could calm down and regroup so I could finish the next 4 hrs. Has this happened to anyone else I feel so...
    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 1 Response Mar 22

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    Recieved my first letters from my sailor.

    very happy to hear from him! I hope getting letters helps time fly the way everyone says it does.
    Zkrystal13 Zkrystal13 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I sometimes feel like my boyfriend doesn't have

    the same feelings towards me. I always worry he will loose feelings cause we are so far apart
    Blynn16 Blynn16 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Just got my 2nd call.

    about 20 minutes long. but so glad i got to hear from him again! April 24th is not coming soon enough. cant wait to see my handsome bf graduate! ??
    Zkrystal13 Zkrystal13 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Today is the day! Hopping on a plane to Great

    Lakes, IL to surprise my boyfriend after his graduation ceremony ๐Ÿ’™ 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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    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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    4 weeks down, 4 to go!

    !๐Ÿ˜Š I can't believe he's already halfway done!!
    madisonr17 madisonr17 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    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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    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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    well im a navy girlfriend

    and my boyfriend has been on deployment for 3 years and hes getting to come home in august to me and our son who turns 3 in august just having a hard time with these last couple months missing him so much does it get any easier cause none of my friends knows what its like
    sierraandkyle sierraandkyle 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    ashleysan93 ashleysan93 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    ashleysan93 ashleysan93 18-21, F Mar 17

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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 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 2 days ago

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    Our bed time phone call,

    puts my heart in its happy place. Time for sweet dreams and a peaceful sleep. August won't be here soon enough!! Stay strong ladies and have a beautiful night!!
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F Mar 17

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    My boyfriend just left to basic training

    ๐Ÿ˜žtoday !! I didn't know this was going to be so hard !! โš“๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ข
    kaztey kaztey 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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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'm not a girlfriend anymore!

    ! โค๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š 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 fiancรฉe! โ˜บ 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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    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 haven't been on in a while

    but I have some good news I've been meaning to share! I'm pregnant!!!
    rainemew1 rainemew1 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    My boyfriend sent me my first letters

    and as I read them I was bawling. It was so reassuring to think he thinks of me every day and how much he misses me. These three past weeks were hell, but this made me feel much better
    jassyjas214 jassyjas214 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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 has been gone

    for exactly 3 weeks, he graduates may 1st. I've only got one phone call, I sent him a letter before he sent one to me because we got his address from the information letter he sent. I'm scared he's not missing me as much as I'm missing him.
    jassyjas214 jassyjas214 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    What kind of call card should I get

    for my sailor who is in boot camp?
    pandaminion pandaminion 22-25, F Mar 22

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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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    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, 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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    My boyfriend goes off to basic in 3 months I

    could use some advice and support from those of you going through it.
    alyssa636 alyssa636 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19