I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    I legitimately need friends

    that understand "the military s/o" life. I have no support while my bf is gone. Raising 3 kids alone is hard, it's even harder when you're not a "spouse" so the programs/help are/is very limited.
    oxomexox oxomexox
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 31

    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

    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

    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
    83 Responses Jan 23, 2010

    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

    I got my first phone call yesterday

    but I missed it because I was asleep and my phone was on silent. I woke up to a voicemail and my heart broke. I'm still waiting for my first letter but I listen to his voicemail daily. Ugh 6 more weeks to go :(
    bhappi25 bhappi25
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 31

    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

    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

    I just started dating my friend of 5 years

    who is already in the Navy. He's been enlisted for about 3 years and I don't know how to handle the not talking to him very much. Any advice on what to do while he's at work or on duty to keep my mind off of it?
    kailinrk kailinrk
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 17

    My SO just told me he wants to go to the navy.

    .. we have only been talking/dating for 6 months so we are still getting to know each other.. Im quite confused on the whole process and im scared of him leaving b/c i just adore him so much. He is going to take the entrance exam soon so i dont know much about what happens after...
    lovie0893 lovie0893
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 4

    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

    So I'm new to this whole military relationship.

    And my boyfriend just left on April 4th and I'm still a nervous wreck about him being gone. He's going to be a nuclear engineer for the Navy and will be gone for schooling for over 18months. Do any of you guys have advice on what to put in his care packages? Or letters to send...
    hannah343 hannah343
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 15

    Girls I have a problem!

    I just told my sailor that if he goes to spend the weekend with his buddy that our relationship is over. He already told me that he is and I said that ^. So lately I've been very mean and moody because I feel ignored. He has been spending a lot of time with this friend and...
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22

    How do you talk to your sailor

    before deployment? What issues (such as communication, fidelity) do you talk with him? And how does he deal with them?
    aanderson28 aanderson28
    22-25, F
    Mar 16

    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

    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
    11 Responses Aug 30, 2011

    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

    Sometimes I wonder what he really thinks about

    us. He says he still remembers what I look and sound like. I gave him a scrapbook before he went underway, and he said it reminds me of him. I will do all the effort to support him, but I wish he could show same appreciation to... Maybe I'm just demanding too much. I have to...
    aanderson28 aanderson28
    22-25, F
    Mar 14

    I didn't wanna fall in love.

    No, not this soon. But at some point, he smiled and holy ****, I blew it.
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 24

    So I'm new to the whole boyfriend in the

    military. I'm only 18 and my boyfriend graduated Navy boot camp Friday and went to A school Saturday. I could use some friends and helpful advice. I feel really embarrassed asking for help
    Ashleigh1998 Ashleigh1998
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 23

    I get to go visit my Sailor this weekend

    while he's in his last week of training school. He gets to stay the night with as well!! Being in a military relationship is hard but preparing for the moments like this one are going to make it worth the wait.
    ebonyllewis ebonyllewis
    18-21, F
    Mar 2

    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

    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
    4 Responses Dec 5, 2013

    Anyone that expects it to be like the movies no

    it's not .... It hurts way more so much more.
    tetznavygirl tetznavygirl
    18-21, F
    Aug 12, 2014

    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

    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

    Hey everyone! I am joining the experience

    project because my boyfriend is leaving for basic training in a few weeks and I am going to need a support system! I'm scared and nervous about the whole process. Any advice you may have to offer will be greatly accepted!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 25

    My boyfriend left for bootcamp on April 6

    and it is only April 11 and I am still a wreck. We have been together for almost 2 years and have never spent a day apart so this is really hard. I am use to waking up to him everyday and now I cant. How do you cope with not being able to see your bf for months?He is a corpsman...
    kmorale3 kmorale3
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 11

    I got back today from seeing my boyfriend of 4

    years graduate from bootcamp. I got to see him for two days, but leaving him this time felt harder than when he left for bootcamp. I also found out he's going to be in A-school for another 14 months. I'm having a really hard time right now, but I know that this is all worth it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 21

    My sailor is only home

    for 9 more days and then he will be leaving for four years and I can feel my heart braking more and more each day that passes by!!
    Zacksgirl7311 Zacksgirl7311
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 10

    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

    So It's been almost 2 weeks

    since my boy has left πŸ˜” I already got a letter stating his graduation date and he graduates on May 13. I really hope I get to go see him ❀️ I also got his address information so I can write him 😊 but can I write a long letter? Or does it have to be a limit of how much...
    LucySalazar888 LucySalazar888
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 1

    I just want to start my life with him already,

    I want to marry him and live with him. He wants to wait until he knows what's going which I understand but still
    jennalynn123 jennalynn123
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 10

    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
    SamShamp SamShamp
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2014

    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

    All I got from him today was a good morning

    text. I thought he was going to have time to call me but I guess not. Ugh, I hate duty days! I hope to hear from him tomorrow. :(
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    18-21, F
    Feb 26

    We have seen each Other 6 months ago,

    since he is in A school we talk daily, Facebook or Skype. The problem is that we argue a lot lately for Every stupid reason ANd we end up telling how much we miss each Other . We Need to Find something to do together so we can spend quality time. Do you have Any idea
    Pity33 Pity33
    18-21, F
    Mar 14

    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

    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
    5 Responses Sep 12, 2011

    I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY SAILOR TODAY!

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

    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

    Has anyone moved away from home to be with

    there SO? Or more specifically, moved from home and transferred to a different college?
    ebonyllewis ebonyllewis
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 14

    Glad I got to see him

    before he is sent to San Diego, but now what??? I'm so nervous about this and just want to know how the transition from A school to being stationed felt or if anyone is currently going through this
    ebonyllewis ebonyllewis
    18-21, F
    Mar 9

    I've been dating my boyfriend

    for 6 years now, and he is in sub school I got to see him this past weekend for the sub ball and now that I'm back home I'm having a really rough time adjusting to being away from him again
    meganbrooke95 meganbrooke95
    18-21, F
    Apr 7

    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

    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
    Aug 12, 2014

    This is my second underway experience with my

    boyfriend. I haven't heard from him for a week, and I don't know where he is. Usually he tells me where they go, but I guess they are still out at sea. My experience with his first 3-month underway was okay. I knew where he was going. But I was not as much of a wreck that time...
    aanderson28 aanderson28
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 12

    We have seen each Other 6 months ago,

    since he is in A school we talk daily, Facebook or Skype. The problem is that we argue a lot lately for Every stupid reason ANd we end up telling how much we miss each Other . We Need to Find something to do together so we can spend quality time. Do you have Any idea
    Pity33 Pity33
    18-21, F
    Mar 14

    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

    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

    Okay I have a question.

    Once my boyfriend gets through A-school and is stationed somewhere. If I visit for the weekend will I be able to stay with him? If not, will he be able to come to my hotel, etc? I just need to know how it all works.. Thanks.
    sarahcatherin15 sarahcatherin15
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 27

    Hi guys I am 19 and my boyfriend

    and I have just met our 4th year together. My boyfriend is on hold at great lakes and is expected to leave on the 23. On the 23rd he is supposed to go to Fort Lee for A school. Is this normal? I thought that he would go to Norfolk. I was wondering if anyone else had someone...
    joy0308 joy0308
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 15

    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

    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, 2014

    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

    When will I get a letter?

    ?? My boyfriend left for basic 3 weeks ago and I haven't received a letter yet. I don't think that his family has either, and that makes me feel a lot better. I know that makes me sound awful, but ya know hahaha. I'm just going crazy, I want to hear from him so bad. When do...
    burthmurth burthmurth
    18-21
    4 Responses Mar 2

    Today my boyfriend left

    for bootcamp and I just got my last phone call for 8 weeks. I'm sad and happy but all I want right now is to cuddle up with my man and kiss him. Ugh these weeks need to go by fast 😭
    bhappi25 bhappi25
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 15

    my boyfriend was supposed to graduate from

    basic training this Friday..but he failed the running part of his fitness test..twice..I'm feeling so many different emotions..ugh.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 9

    Today was one of the more difficult days.

    All day I've been watching to talk to him. I keep watching our silly videos just so I can hear his voice. I know it'll get better and the wait is worth it, but today I'm being selfish and I just want to tell him I love him.
    bhappi25 bhappi25
    18-21, F
    Mar 21
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