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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    I literally just found out about this

    website/app because I searched on how I could talk about how I feel with other "navy girlfriends" I am 18 and my boyfriend left to his first deployment on May 31st. I'd just like to talk or hear any tips and advice you all have. I'm all ears and eyes lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16

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    So I'm having a panic attack I miss a part of

    the address on my letters and they've already been sent out if they don't get there ugh 😩
    Dejiafelicity Dejiafelicity 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    First deployment..here we go!

    I'm so nervous but excited for him. Wish me luck!
    madisonr17 madisonr17 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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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'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 3 Responses May 28

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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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    I just feel so lonely right now.

    . someone to talk to would be great
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    Hello everyone so my boyfriend just left

    for basic tonight...like right this second it was the hardest thing to ever do was just let go, but I was wondering about when I'll get the address and the form letter, ect. I wanted to know how many days or weeks it might take until I can start actually writing him. Thank you!
    cajgray cajgray 22-25 2 Responses 6 days 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 Sep 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My boyfriend of 3 years is on his flight

    now on his way to boot camp, and let me tell you, today was definitely the hardest day I've ever had. Saying goodbye to someone I spend every day with, every weekend with, is so hard. I am so proud of him, and I couldn't of asked for a more brave, strong, and loving man...
    Ashlee215 Ashlee215 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 2

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

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    My boyfriend of 3 years left June 2nd.

    I have received his box, and he called me last Saturday. I haven't gotten any letters yet. He told he was going to send them the next day (Sunday.) He did send his mom and step dad his graduation info packet. Which did hurt me honestly. He has a pretty crummy relationship with...
    Ashlee215 Ashlee215 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I leave for Great Lakes tomorrow everyone!

    Cannot wait to see my sailor 💛 It's been a rough two months and nothing in this world will compare to the feeling of seeing him on Friday
    jennalmcnulty jennalmcnulty 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    My boyfriend and I have know each other

    since high school, so about 8 years now, we recently became official on new years eve and I've always know he was joining the navy he recently left for boot camp on the 21st of May and we haven't heard anything from him yet. Does anyone know how long it will take to get a letter...
    nikkimj95 nikkimj95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    Only twelve more days

    until I board a plane to Chicago to see my baby graduate! All I keep thinking about is that first glance, that first hug, that first new feeling, like I'm falling in love all over again. It sucks it'll only be for one day and then he leaves for Virginia, but I'll have to say it...
    jennalmcnulty jennalmcnulty 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    My sailor surprised me yesterday

    and called me saying that he was on his way to the airport!!! It's been over a year since we saw each other! Me and his mom went to the airport and I found out that his flight is an almost an hour late so now we're waiting. I'm sooooooo excited!!!!!
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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 May 27

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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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    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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    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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    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 keep expecting him to text me

    so we can talk about our days. Trying to get used no contact for 8weeks is going to be tough. I mean at least when he was in boot we had letters and phone calls every week or two. I just miss my poopie..
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F Jun 22

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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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    “Why do I do it? Because nights alone

    aren’t permanent. Because even though I cry myself to sleep from missing him, I’m lucky to have someone so amazing to miss. Because true love is making sacrifices & being strong even when it’s so easy to give up. Because there is nobody else can make me feel this...
    lilstewey lilstewey 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    Having oral surgery tomorrow morning.

    . Just wishing he was here to take me and take care of me after.. Missing him like crazy right now.. Hopefully he'll be able to call me in the morning before I go.. 8more weeks until I'm reunited with the love of my life, and my favorite hugs in the universe!! (: ??
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15

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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 66 Responses Jan 25, 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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    My boyfriend of about two years leaves on

    August 11th for boot camp. I am so proud of him and I love him more than anyone or anything. Unfortunately, I have no friends that are supportive. They either don't have a boyfriend, or if they do, they're staying local to go to school. The last few months, through this whole...
    brixxd brixxd 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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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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    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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    So my sailor is on his way back to Hawaii

    and then on the 22nd I'm headed out to Hawaii to spend 10 days with him. I'm beyond excited to see him. Does anyone have any tips for surviving a long haul flight?
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    When your letters come in .

    .. Honestly the best feeling in the world
    Dejiafelicity Dejiafelicity 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 12

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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 86 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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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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    For 2 years I have been dating the love of my

    life and best friend. This past Sunday he left to become a sailor in the U.S. Navy and I really have no idea what to do with myself. I don't really have any other friends and he didn't either so it was always just us against the world. And now I'm not really sure what I am...
    ChasingFearless ChasingFearless 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 17

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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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