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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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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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    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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    It's been almost two weeks

    and I'm already Missing my Navy man so much:'(
    Saralove138 Saralove138 16-17, F 11 hrs 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 42 Responses May 5, 2010

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    Where to start?? I was orginally supposed to

    fly out to hawaii in June but that didn't happen and so we arranged for me to go out in august and he would take leave for the two weeks I was there. My sailor told me yesterday that it cant happen now because he will be gone for the whole of august. Im upset and I honestly feel...
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs 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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    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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    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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    I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY SAILOR TODAY!

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

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    When your letters come in .

    .. Honestly the best feeling in the world
    Dejiafelicity Dejiafelicity 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 12

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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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    My boyfriend left for basic training (Great

    Lakes) may 18th.. ive heard from him a few times in which I responded to immediately … hes in SWCC so it makes me nervous. When we started dating, I was 3 months pregnant from a previous relationship in which the dad doesn’t want to be involved. I am now 8 months along and...
    JuliaRSayland JuliaRSayland 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    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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    Hello everyone so my boyfriend just left

    for basic tonight...like right this second it was the hardest thing to ever do was just let go, but I was wondering about when I'll get the address and the form letter, ect. I wanted to know how many days or weeks it might take until I can start actually writing him. Thank you!
    cajgray cajgray 22-25 2 Responses Jun 24

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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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    Only twelve more days

    until I board a plane to Chicago to see my baby graduate! All I keep thinking about is that first glance, that first hug, that first new feeling, like I'm falling in love all over again. It sucks it'll only be for one day and then he leaves for Virginia, but I'll have to say it...
    jennalmcnulty jennalmcnulty 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    I literally just found out about this

    website/app because I searched on how I could talk about how I feel with other "navy girlfriends" I am 18 and my boyfriend left to his first deployment on May 31st. I'd just like to talk or hear any tips and advice you all have. I'm all ears and eyes lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16

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    My boyfriend is in the construction part of the

    navy but requested to go on a ship to see europe a last time before his contract is up soon. We met on April 17 2015 and he had already requested to be attached to that ship before we met it was 7 weeks so i was okay with it now it has turned into another whole month he left in...
    Queennovacane Queennovacane 18-21, F Jun 12

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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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    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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    It's like I just keep expecting a text from him.

    .a call something, and then I realize he can't. I think about the small fights we had and think "that was so stupid we could have been loving on each other". I miss him a lot, I'm hoping the empty feeling in my chest will eventually go away. It's only been two days, and it feels...
    cajgray cajgray 22-25 1 Response a week ago

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    My boyfriend of 3 years is on his flight

    now on his way to boot camp, and let me tell you, today was definitely the hardest day I've ever had. Saying goodbye to someone I spend every day with, every weekend with, is so hard. I am so proud of him, and I couldn't of asked for a more brave, strong, and loving man...
    Ashlee215 Ashlee215 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 2

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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 just feel so lonely right now.

    . someone to talk to would be great
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 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 Sep 19, 2014

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    I'm a navy girlfriend,

    and after 6 months of Not seeing my boyfriend, he flew me out to see him in Guam. I've been here for little over a month now and have been staying with him at his condo. After being here with him it breaks my heart to have to go back home to California and not see him. We make...
    Jlynn16 Jlynn16 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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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    So my sailor is on his way back to Hawaii

    and then on the 22nd I'm headed out to Hawaii to spend 10 days with him. I'm beyond excited to see him. Does anyone have any tips for surviving a long haul flight?
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    SamShamp SamShamp 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 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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    First deployment..here we go!

    I'm so nervous but excited for him. Wish me luck!
    madisonr17 madisonr17 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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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 86 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    Having oral surgery tomorrow morning.

    . Just wishing he was here to take me and take care of me after.. Missing him like crazy right now.. Hopefully he'll be able to call me in the morning before I go.. 8more weeks until I'm reunited with the love of my life, and my favorite hugs in the universe!! (: ??
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I watched dear john today.

    ...that was a really bad idea...
    lilstewey lilstewey 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I keep expecting him to text me

    so we can talk about our days. Trying to get used no contact for 8weeks is going to be tough. I mean at least when he was in boot we had letters and phone calls every week or two. I just miss my poopie..
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F Jun 22

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    So me & my boyfriend have been together

    for 5 years & he just joined the Navy. He'll be in boot camp during the holidays & it's killing me that he won't be here during that time. How do I deal with him being gone?
    saritaa23 saritaa23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    “Why do I do it? Because nights alone

    aren’t permanent. Because even though I cry myself to sleep from missing him, I’m lucky to have someone so amazing to miss. Because true love is making sacrifices & being strong even when it’s so easy to give up. Because there is nobody else can make me feel this...
    lilstewey lilstewey 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1

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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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    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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    So, my boyfriend just took his Asvab test

    and got a perfect score. And it's kind of hitting me that he could be leaving me for the navy soon but it all still seems so unreal. I don't come from a military back ground so this is all new for me and i constantly have questions and when I ask my boyfriend them, it always...
    cnmoore4 cnmoore4 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I'm having a panic attack I miss a part of

    the address on my letters and they've already been sent out if they don't get there ugh 😩
    Dejiafelicity Dejiafelicity 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    My boyfriend leaves for basic training

    for the Navy on July 1st, he went to MEPS last month and none of us were expecting him to be leaving this soon. I'm a mess, but I am trying my hardest to be strong during this entire process. if anyone can let me know about their experience with all of this that would be amazing...
    amayer94 amayer94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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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 66 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    My boyfriend of 3 years left June 2nd.

    I have received his box, and he called me last Saturday. I haven't gotten any letters yet. He told he was going to send them the next day (Sunday.) He did send his mom and step dad his graduation info packet. Which did hurt me honestly. He has a pretty crummy relationship with...
    Ashlee215 Ashlee215 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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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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