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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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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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    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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    I don't know where to begin.

    I'm overwhelmed and feel alone. He's leaving next week. I've known about this for months but it didn't hit me til today. I kept thinking March was still a long time away and that it wouldn't come as fast as it has...it did though. I actually even thought we still had a couple...
    MedicineCabinet MedicineCabinet 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Just wanting to make sure,

    it's okay to send pictures in the letters to him in basic, right??
    madisonr17 madisonr17 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days 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 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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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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    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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    A wonderful, blissful weekend with my one

    and only is over.. The goodbye was hard, worse than any other. I cried, and he cried.. In our 2years of being together I have never seen him cry, as much as I kills me to leave him here, I feel so much stronger about our relationship.. These next 5 months will be nothing... I...
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    We've been long distance

    for so long now but it's still hard when he goes underway for over a week and there is not even texting. I'm having really bad days and I just want to be with him.
    Steffi27 Steffi27 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I finally received letters from my sailor today!

    I can't even put into words how I feel right now. I cried the whole time while reading them and I'm still struggling to keep my composure now! He is so sweet and perfect, I can't believe how lucky I am. I'm beyond relieved to know that he is doing well and adjusting to the...
    MyDiver33 MyDiver33 18-21, F 2 Responses 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, 2014

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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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    ParadiseNavyGirl ParadiseNavyGirl 18-21, F 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, 2014

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    So my boyfriend just told me he decided to join

    the West Coast team.. And wants to pick Coronado to be stationed at. But I live in New Jersey and go to college in Delaware with 3 years left to finish my Masters degree. He dropped the bomb Tonight and were in our first big fight. Could use some or any advice at all. really...
    justkeepswimming1744 justkeepswimming1744 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    having a hard day to day.

    .. I never felt so down. I really miss him today.
    navygurl96 navygurl96 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    My boyfriend is leaving to basic training April

    6th. My heart is breaking. I am so proud for him but I'll miss him like crazy. I want to know EVERYTHING I can send, when they can call, etc...
    angie2881 angie2881 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs 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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    I'm pregnant and he's getting stationed in

    Japan! We started dating while he was on shore duty so I didn't have to deal with underways and deployment yet. Its not easy for me to be far away from my bf but I figured I could handle it eventually. His shore duty ended in Nov 2014, he chose San Diego to be close to his...
    JadaLove909 JadaLove909 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    so. our time together (physically) has almost

    come to an end. my heart. the original plan was him being stationed in Cali. he already wasnt too fond of that, but to make matters worse they changed his plans at the very last minute. he leaves Tuesday. somewhere different. and will pretty much be deployed right away. my...
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hate it when people say it's too hard

    and that I should give up. They wonder how I trust that he isn't seeing other girls and that he is waiting for me too. I guess I just know, we have a trust that most people could never dream of having in a relationship. True; it is incredibly hard and there are moments that put...
    ussailorgf ussailorgf 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    Zkrystal13 Zkrystal13 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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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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    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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    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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    Our last moments together

    before i had to say goodbye was so heartbreaking. I just hope time flys cause I already miss him.
    Zkrystal13 Zkrystal13 18-21, F 5 days 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 26-30 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    Is it excessive to write your bf at basic

    everyday? It's 8 weeks so that would total to 56 letters. Is that too much? Can he get in trouble?
    pandaminion pandaminion 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My boyfriend has been gone

    for some time and all he keeps mentioning in all our calls is that he wants me to move in, get married, and start a family. Im all for it, I love him but I'm scared. I want to move in with him but I know once I move out I'm not allowed to come back home. I have very strict...
    piscil piscil 18-21, F Feb 22

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    I made a support page

    for navy women. if you'd like to meet new women go and like it. message me for details.
    navygurl96 navygurl96 18-21, F 3 days 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 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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    Can some one tell me how long it usually takes

    to get the first letter from your sailor at boot camp? It's been 9 days since he left and I know that doesn't seem like long but I'm a wreck and I feel like each day gets harder and harder. I just want to know how he's adjusting and that he's okay
    rainemew1 rainemew1 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't believe I'm finally going to go see my

    love!! I've missed him like nobody's business. By Bay Area, hello Pensacola, Florida!!!
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F 4 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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    One of those days that I could just walk away.

    I'm so confused, I just need all these feelings to go away. Ready to give up...
    ussailorgf ussailorgf 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My sailor left a week ago today,

    the days drag on and feel like forever. 67 days until I get too watch him graduate recruit school basic training. He called me last night for the first time and said he is feeling homesick, but he said I'm his motivation. I miss him so so much. he is so sweet and I speak on...
    chelsmaree chelsmaree 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend left February 5

    for boot camp and I've been okay since yesterday. Yesterday was horrible and all I wanted was him to be here. People always take thier men for granted. But us women who have navy men love that 30 second im okay and I love you phone call. we cant text so we write letters. we dont...
    navygurl96 navygurl96 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    pandaminion pandaminion 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I know this is bad...

    But this is my first deployment since first dating my boyfriend. He lives in guam at the moment, im in Cali, we are both from the same home town, so I love a few blocks down from his family. It's easy when he's in guam because we talk everyday on the phone or Skype and text as...
    bglick bglick 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    so that's it. just like that.

    .. he's gone. i feel so sad. how am i even supposed to function at work
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 2 hrs 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, 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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