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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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    studying his first letters from boot camp

    as if more words are going to come out on the page. 35 more days to go :)
    myanchorman myanchorman 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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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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    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, 2014

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    I miss him so much. He's been gone

    for almost 3 weeks now and the only communication I've had is through his mom. Is that weird? If he can talk to him family, why can't he contact me?
    runningirl12 runningirl12 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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 6 days ago

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    Third phone call yesterday!

    Only about 10 min tho. He still has 25 days left so I'm surprised he's been able to call that much but I'm not complaining!!!
    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 Apr 12

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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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    justkeepswimming1744 justkeepswimming1744 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    jennalmcnulty jennalmcnulty 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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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 3 Responses 6 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, 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 1 Response Sep 6, 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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    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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    Got to talk to my Bubby

    who is in boot camp tonight for about 30 minutes! I really needed that call because I was starting to get down and allowed myself to stay in bed all day (which I did not tell him). But he was super positive and even though we didn't get to say everything we wanted to, we...
    JulieGordie JulieGordie 22-25 1 Response Apr 19

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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 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 got the strangest feeling last night.

    I was coming home from work and was crying, but no tears would come. Then I started to right my boyfriend and I didn't want to write. I felt like I just didn't want anything to do with him. I am so emotional exhausted! Is this normal? Please say it is!! I love my boyfriend and I...
    joeymc67 joeymc67 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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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 had a test yesterday

    that lasted 5 hours and had to have my phone off and I'm worried that my boyfriend in boot camp could have called. /:
    jassyjas214 jassyjas214 18-21, F Apr 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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    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 3 Responses Apr 23

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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 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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    I FINALLY got the first letters from my

    boyfriend from boot camp today! It seriously made my day!! Just to give an idea of when you guys can expect letters, today is his 17th day in. And I was reading another girl on here said around day 16-17. :))))
    JulieGordie JulieGordie 22-25 3 Responses Apr 9

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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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    going through a pregnancy

    that he can't be involved in.and he won't meet his son until he is 3 months old. I don't know how to deal with that thought
    myanchorman myanchorman 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    jassyjas214 jassyjas214 18-21, F Apr 6

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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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    How long does it usually take to get your

    sailors adress so you can send all of your letters?!? My stack is freakin huge!!!
    joeymc67 joeymc67 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Every time we make plans

    for a skype date something comes up. Either it is work - which I can understand and it's not his fault- or he does something with his friends, even after promising me that this time he won't go with them. It's so frustrating.
    Steffi27 Steffi27 18-21, F Apr 5

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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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    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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    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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    He graduates tomorrow!

    !! I can not contain my excitement!!
    Molgirl Molgirl 18-21 2 Responses Apr 9

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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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    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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