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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    My boyfriend joined the Navy

    and I am so very proud of him. He will be leaving for basic in about three months. I'm new to this and I'm going to miss him so much when he's gone. Just wanted to see if anyone could give me some advice on how to cope with him being gone.
    sierrad94 sierrad94 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 hr ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    LindseyMonet LindseyMonet 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My sailor has always been a little

    scatterbrained so he always leaves planning to me. He wanted to surprise me with a Christmas gift so he ordered me a necklace. Turns out he accidentally ordered the wrong charm and instead of putting our anniversary date he put my birthdate. This has only made me love him more...
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 3 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I just wanna put out a general warning to those

    who have boyfriends in boot camp right now and you're involved with the PIR graduation group: I learned today that most of the stuff these people and even the admins post are not entirely true. It's mostly just a bunch of navy moms posting what they think to be true and in all...
    melbabyx melbabyx 22-25, F 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Dinner with my sailor!

    I'm one happy lady <3
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 1 Response 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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    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 5 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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    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 3 days ago

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    Getting his letters make me

    so happy <3 He is so funny, and apparently has already planned for me to visit him when he goes to A-school in Florida.. 24 more days until I get to see him, so thankful that time is going by so fast!!!
    WaitingForMyAnchor WaitingForMyAnchor 18-21, F 1 Response 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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    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 4 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 Sep 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My sweetheart came home last night.

    I'm so happy to finally be back into his arms:)
    brittanyanndawn123 brittanyanndawn123 18-21, F 5 days 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 5 days ago

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    SamShamp SamShamp 18-21, F 1 Response