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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    Even though I know what it's like,

    been there, done that. I still cry every single time he walks out of the house to leave for awhile. If only he was just going to work or the grocery store and would be back in a few hours. I know a lot of you gals have partners in boot camp and a school. My advice is really...
    ananchor ananchor 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 11

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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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    SamShamp SamShamp 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I hate finding my phone

    and seeing I missed his call :( said he'd call later this week. Just worried I'll miss it again since I'm so busy... At least graduation is Friday!
    FMP08 FMP08 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    LextheIntrovert LextheIntrovert 16-17, F 2 days ago

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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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    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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    LOL turns out it's been a busy day

    for him. He was on watch and was helping new people get situated and stuff. Says it's been extra busy! Sounds like I was overthinking :) I'm sorry for being that crazy girl everyone.
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    I hate comparing things to how they were

    before he left for boot camp and the Navy in general. The days I got to see him whenever I wanted to. And talk to him. And just be in eachother's presence. Every day when I'd go into work smiling because I know I'll get to be with him... even if it is work and I have a job to do...
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Of course he disappears on me

    once again. We haven't had an actual conversation since Thursday and I'm beginning to become really frustrated by it. But I know he can get really busy, I need to chill and think positively. I guess you can say I just got so used to having him to myself these past 2 weekends...
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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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    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 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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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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    UPDATE: My sailor and I are doing well!

    I'm so glad he's studying hard to pass his tests, or else he'd be held back for who knows how long. He's just always so busy and stresses a lot, which adds more stress to my own stress.. if that makes sense? I'm pretty bummed that he won't be coming home next month before he...
    afeli15 afeli15 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Hi, my boyfriend just recently left

    for boot camp sept.4th is when he landed in Chicago . He called me that day before he left the airport and that's the last I've heard of him ....I miss him so much and I'm dying for some type of contact with him but I haven't received a letter or a call yet . Should I be worried...
    Navygirlfriend6914 Navygirlfriend6914 18-21, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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 22-25 1 Response Aug 17

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    17 DAYS UNTIL I LEAVE FOR CHICAGO,

    19 DAYS UNTIL HE GRADUATES!!!
    irefusetosink23 irefusetosink23 16-17, F 16 hrs 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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    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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    Love

    I think I'm beginning to figure this all out. I have my awful days. Those days where you want to do nothing but sit in your bed and cry. Where you feel like you miss him so much all you want to do is sleep until he returns again. And the days where I'm so insecure about myself...
    clacey clacey 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    I am 5 days away from seeing my sailor!

    I am going crazy with excitement haha. My bags are almost packed and I'm ready. I hope this week goes by smoothly and quickly so I can just see my sailor already!!
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    Today was the most amazing day!

    Spent all day with him and he didn't stop having his arms around me all day. He's so amazing and makes me so happy. These two months were more than worth it! Now a few hours of sleep and all day tomorrow by his side<3
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Been texting her all day goes to a school

    tomorrow but she's mine again so happy
    tetznavygirl tetznavygirl 16-17, F 2 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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    I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY SAILOR TODAY!

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

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    So my sailor and I were talking today

    and he invited me to the navy ball which I didn't know he wanted to go but he said it sounds like fun and really wants me to go so now I have question...WHAT DO I WEAR?! I know it's formal and I just don't know what style dress to wear or with what shoes or how to do my hair...
    krazykathy24 krazykathy24 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 16-17, F Aug 12

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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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    Say goodbye to my Sailor is never going to get

    easier, A School here we go!
    SailorsGirl16 SailorsGirl16 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have a sailor! I got an hour call with him

    today. It made my whole week. I have a week left before I get to see him and I can't wait!!
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 13 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    His challenge coin arrived in the mail today!

    !! I wasn't expecting it until Monday. And I found the cutest dress to wear to PIR!! Only 6 more days left. :)
    Navygfwaiting Navygfwaiting 18-21, F 1 day 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 22-25 Aug 11

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    The past 24 hours have been absolutely amazing!

    My boyfriend and I have spent most of the time on Skype and playing video games like we did before he left. Although it's not the same as actually getting to be with him, it's the next best thing. Last night before I went to sleep and he went to do watch, muster and colors, we...
    brianne2015 brianne2015 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    I'm like 2 seconds away from going off on him

    but.... positive thoughts, Hannah positive thoughts :)
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs 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 Aug 18

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    SailorsGirl16 SailorsGirl16 18-21, F 2 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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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

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    I have no idea what to wear!

    !!! Haha it seems like such a silly thing to worry about, but he said it was going to be super cold and to not wear a dress. Help? Haha pictures... Really anything would be great only have 6 days to figure this out :)
    FMP08 FMP08 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have cherished these past two days together.

    They have been so amazing. But I can't help but think about how tomorrow will be the last day. I just don't want to leave:(. I missed him so much and it sucks that this time is so short
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Ladies, I've had some rough days lately.

    Both of us have, we've been missing each other a lot lately. Any tips on how to make those days easier? I've sent him a care package, and I'm gonna send one per month. We Skype when the WiFi is working and we call at night. Any advice?
    rrobinson7437 rrobinson7437 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    One more month and my boyfriend return from his

    9 month deployment in Nov. I can't wait!
    sterry6 sterry6 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    I have found the best book ladies,

    i cannot put it down haha. It's called Confessions of a Military Wife. It's written by a marine wife but it's amazing. It really made me look forward to my future with my sailor and made me feel better about a lot of things. It will give you a good laugh if you need too :)
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    So he was being kind of short with me last night

    and I'm a little on edge so I told him he didn't have to talk to me and he said it's been a busy day and apologized twice. Now it's today and I haven't heard from him at all and I usually do since it's Saturday. I've been on edge, but it's safe to say I'm extremely annoyed lol...
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day 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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    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 65 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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