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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    Today has been really hard,

    Christmas is my favorite holiday and I just couldn't fully enjoy it with my SR gone.. I was hopeing for a phone call today, that would've helped, but nothing came. I can't help but get kind of sad whenever I think about him being gone.. I'm hopeing he'll get to call this weekend...
    WaitingForMyAnchor WaitingForMyAnchor 18-21, F 2 Responses 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

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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

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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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    SamShamp SamShamp 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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

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    I am overwhelmed with emotion.

    My parents aren't very supportive of me dating my boyfriend. They like him as a person but don't like that he's in the military. I know he's the one and I want to spend the rest of my life with him but they just keep saying that he's worthless because he won't ever be around. He...
    piscil piscil 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    For Christmas my best friend got me

    and my boyfriend couples' mugs that you can draw on with chalk. His is on the left and mine is on the right. <3
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 2 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

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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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    LindseyMonet LindseyMonet 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My sailor came a day early to spend time with

    me. His family found out and now they're all pissed. Yay.
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 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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    My sailor is one of those awkward smart guys

    that aren't good at showing emotions. I asked him for comforting after a long day and this is what happened.
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Update: My sailor's mom says I'm not invited

    over anymore for Christmas Eve and Christmas so he has to choose what he wants to do. Double yay.
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY SAILOR TODAY!

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

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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

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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

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    Does anyone have a significant other in basic

    right now ? Division 081 ? Graduating on the 30th of January ? :)
    neiln26 neiln26 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    1000 miles away and he sent me this little gem

    for Christmas ! Love my sailor :) happy holidays everyone !!
    neiln26 neiln26 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Making sure all my double layers fit

    comfortably! I can't believe I head to Chicago in two days! Where did these past two months fly by to?? Any other girls heading in for the last PIR of the year this week?!
    melbabyx melbabyx 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    krazykathy24 krazykathy24 18-21, F 5 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 4 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    well my vacation is officially over.

    my man is gone and i go back to work tomorrow morning. but why am i so happy? the love of my life told me he plans on changing marrying me November 21st (on our anniversary) of 2015. I don't have a ring or anything but he says he knows how and WHEN to ask me. WHEN. oh shiiiiiit...
    sierra456 sierra456 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Had to sort through a lot of pictures to gone

    my SR but I found him ! The RTC Facebook page posted a bunch of pictures of the recruits today ... So thankful to se his smiling face :)
    neiln26 neiln26 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Got a $50 dollar gift card

    for Christmas and I used it to get matching couples' rings, gourmet chocolate dipped Oreos, and a new vinyl for my fiancΓ© for our anniversary. <3
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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

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    Update #3: So because of the whole family drama,

    I won't get to see my sailor for Christmas Eve or Christmas. The next time I'm allowed to see him is when I drop him off at the airport. Bright side, he rented a hotel room for the night so we could have alone time. <3
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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

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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

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    Got to spend some alone time with my sailor

    right when he got off his plane he book a hotel room for 3 nights in San Francisco! Missed him!! Sad our little trip as come to an end but couldn't be any happier that he is back home!!
    ElexsisV ElexsisV 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Got 2 more letters yesterday.

    ..only thought I had 3 at first till I saw my moms name on one...at least they have a good relationship
    Anchored4life Anchored4life 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So my sailor put his foot down to his mom

    and now he's not allowed in her house, his dad called him a disappointment and his grandma and sisters were crying. He was heartbroken and I hate myself for it. Our anniversary is coming up and I'm mad broke thanks to Christmas but lucky for me I got an Amazon gift card as a...
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well after many changes dates,

    sleepless nights and months apart, I'm finally with my sailor. We have a hotel room all to ourselves for a few days before our wedding. The months apart were worth it for this time with him.
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F 1 Response 5 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 41 Responses May 5, 2010

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    12 hours and 8 minutes till graduation!

    Gah I'm so excited to see my sailor!!
    TheGirlWhoWaits TheGirlWhoWaits 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'm going to surprise my sailor at school

    tomorrow! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
    LindseyMonet LindseyMonet 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Well I give up, my fiancΓ©'s mother won.

    Won't see him for Christmas Eve or Christmas because as usual, she gets what she wants and he goes along with it.
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My sailor and I want to take the next step in

    our relationship... But my mother thinks I need to date around since my Sailor and I have been together for almost 3.5 years and this is my "first" long term relationship. I just don't understand why I should have to give up something I know is real.... And risk losing it...
    FMP08 FMP08 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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

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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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    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, 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

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    As miserable as I am

    that I won't be with my sailor because his mom is crazy, I'm thankful that my friends took the time to cheer me up <3
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    30 minutes exactly <3 wasn't expecting a

    phone call until after New Years! I can't stop smiling :) 20 more days
    kierracrobey kierracrobey 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    He called me multiple times today

    and with every call he sounded more and more sad :( He really misses his nieces and his family and wishes that he could be here with us all. He is planning on coming for the weekend in 2 weeks but he knows that his orders may change. It makes me feel even worse because I can't...
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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