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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 27

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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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    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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    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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    so I know my situation is very different from

    most. but I could use a little advice or forewarning on what's to come. but first I should tell you our story. Ben and I met about 2 years ago, by complete accident even though our lives had strangely paralleled. it wasnt until a year later that Ben and i actually began to...
    millerandm1 millerandm1 18-21, F Apr 19

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    so my boyfriend leaves.

    for the navy in a week. I am so.torn. im happy because im proud of him but sad because im going to.miss him. we were expecting another member to our little family but God called him home a week ago. im.going to miss.my baby like crazy
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 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 💙 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 12

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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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    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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    This week is hell week

    for my sailor.. It's going to be the first time we don't get to talk for days at a time in a really long time, since boot camp. Anyone have words of advice? I'm nervous about how upset I'm going to get from missing him/ that I'm going to reach my breaking point
    justkeepswimming1744 justkeepswimming1744 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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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 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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    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 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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    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 GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY SAILOR TODAY!

    !!!!!!!!! So beyond happy!
    hayjays64 hayjays64 18-21, F Apr 17, 2014

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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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    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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    My beautiful man has been gone

    for about two weeks now. I live with his parents and we got his form letter two days ago. They let him call which was shocking but only because all the other divisions in his PIR group were getting to call. I was at work at the time and the only number he could remember was his...
    sierrad94 sierrad94 18-21, F Apr 13

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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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    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 2 Responses May 13

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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 😔
    lilstewey lilstewey 18-21, F 1 Response 3 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, 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 May 8

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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 May 12

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    Today is my 18th birthday,

    I feel even more alone. He's been trying super hard to send me emails which makes my heart melt, I just can't wait for him to come back to me.
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 16-17, F 13 hrs 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    And he's gone again. The worst part about his

    deployments is the not knowing. I hate not knowing when he'll be back or when the next time I speak to him will be. For the next few months I'm going to be without my best friend.
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 16-17, F 1 Response May 10

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    I had a horrible dream last night.

    I dreamt that my boyfriend told me he no longer wanted to be in a relationship and just wanted to be friends so I woke up crying. I turned over to look at the time and minuted earlier my boyfriend had texted me "remember I will alway love you. I hope you are sleeping well. Miss...
    piscil piscil 18-21, F Apr 25

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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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    Today is our 2year anniversary

    and i miss his butt like crazy!! The sweetheart he is, he sent me flowers today and theyre my favorite colors. I can't wait for him to come home so I can love him again in the ways you can't over the phone across the country ;) Ugh can he be done with school already? I don't...
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F Apr 16

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    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 3 Responses Apr 23

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    Hey guys! I'm new here.

    I'm just looking for support Honestly. My boyfriend is going to bootcamp the beginning of august, so like 2ish months away. I've been getting super emotional thinking about him leaving... is this normal? He's signed himself up for 6 years in the Navy. How do you all deal with...
    MaryElizabeth1214 MaryElizabeth1214 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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