I Am a New Army Wife

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    This is the day my husband enlisted into the Army. It's been almost a month and I am already experiencing changes and he hasn't even gone to basic yet! I am the type of person to plan out EVERYTHING, I write grocery lists, I write down my bills every month so I know what I have...
    Tryckster14 Tryckster14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2010

    So January 1st my boyfriend proposed to me

    before leaving for basic training at Fort Benning, and of course I said yes, we have been together for 3 years going on 4 very soon, and I guess we aren't exactly married because we wanted to see how everything works out while he is at basic kinda just to see if I could handle...
    Uhneesha Uhneesha
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    New Army Wife

    Hello all I'm a new Army wife as well and would like to get to know some other ladies on here who are new at this  as well or ones who know what is going on.  I would just like to meet new people so we can all support each other.  My husband and I Have...
    wifeofspcdaugherty wifeofspcdaugherty
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 8, 2009

    Lonely New Army Wife

    My husband and i were married for about 2 weeks before he left to fort jackson, sc for basic training. He's almost done with training, but has AIT in the same place for 3 more months following. I thought everything would be so easy by now but i find new challenges every day...
    laurenxoxoxo laurenxoxoxo
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 11, 2009

    Better a Crazy Forever Then a Sane and Lonely Never

    I was sitting at Mohegan Sun on a bench back in early march of this year...this guy Jerome walked up to where I was and asked if he could sit down and talk for awhile. I told him sure--he'll looked very tired and sad. After talking for about an hour he gave me his phone number...
    monotonelife2 monotonelife2
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2007

    I'm His Glass Of Wine, He's My Shot Of Whiskey!

    I met my husband september 3rd, 2010. I had just got out of the relationship with whom I thought was" the One" but quickly realized I was not only settling but Dropping the bar extremely low for my standards. I had agreed earlier in the summer to go to a concert with some friends...
    jsb070211 jsb070211
    Aug 19, 2011

    Fashion Forward Military Support Clothing For Army Wives!

    Hey Everyone - My name is Samantha & my husband is in the Army! We just recently got through a 12 month deployment. Always here to talk & support anyone in need, Also, Come check out our Military Support clothing for woman ! We support all branches & have tons of super cute...
    Loveandwarclothing Loveandwarclothing
    Oct 7, 2012

    Missing Him

    My husband left on Monday for basic training and i miss him like crazy i didnt think it was going to be this hard. he was so upset to leave me which made it harder on me. i cant talk to him now to hear that he is okay. has anyone went through this? Will he be able to call me...
    kqlovesshoes kqlovesshoes
    1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    tammyccaa tammyccaa
    26-30, F
    Dec 17, 2015
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    22-25, F
    Oct 11, 2014

    New Army Wife

    I'm 19 yrs old and my husband is currently attending BCT at Fort Jackson. I miss him terribly and am having some depression issues with him gone. His mom bashes his decision of joining everytime I talk to her! Hardly any body I know supports him and are taking it out on me...
    Hirschikiss Hirschikiss
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2009

    Anyone deal with command sponsorship paper work?

    ? My husband is in Korea .. Help lol
    kalz17 kalz17
    26-30, F
    Aug 28, 2014

    Need Advice For This New Life!!

    I love my hubby to be, and we are thirty seven days away from the biggest commitment of our lives to date! Especially the biggest commitment in mine! My Jay has been in the Army National Guard for two years now, and right after the wedding he plans to go active duty! I'm...
    LovingJacob LovingJacob
    22-25, F
    Nov 14, 2013

    Fort Bragg, NC

    So i have been a Army Wife for almost 3 months now, & let me tell you there isn't anything better in the world than to be married to my best friend <3 We got married on March 16th, 2013. He left to go to his FDS March 21st & about 10 days later we decided we couldn't be away...
    WaitingForHisReturn WaitingForHisReturn
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 31, 2013

    What Is He Thinking?

    I just married my hero in December when he came home on R&R. Since he has been back to Afghanistan he has done what I affectly call the BI-POLAR flip outs on me. We Im and talk on the phone as much as we can. There are days that he is just a complete creep to me for no reason...
    vickigarcia vickigarcia
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Jan 25, 2009

    Alone For the First Time

    my husband and i got engaged 28 days before he left for basic/ait. he came home to nj, we had our wedding, and then a few days later we packed our bags and moved to our first duty station. now, one month later, he is deployed. he just left last night. it was so hard to say...
    MissThang420 MissThang420
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 1, 2008

    What are people's thoughts on getting married

    young? I'm 19 and my boyfriend is 18- he's in the army and we've been talking about getting married so we can be together. Does anyone have any advice? I'd love to do it for 4 years (that's how long he's got left to serve) and see the world with him but will I be giving up too...
    Sinead432 Sinead432
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 24, 2014

    I'm on pretty much every Army wife forum known

    to man that I can find. I honestly can't find any wives with husbands in the same MOS as mine. Maybe it's a rare MOS or the soldiers in the MOS are just not married. BLAH it seems like no one is in this job
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 7, 2015

    I Finally Married The Love Of My Life And Now He Is Gone....

    I married my high school sweetheart on 10/07/2010 and he deployed to Afghanistan not even a month later. It has been hard and sometimes unbearable. I just hope it either gets easier or the time goes by quickly. The deployment is putting our relationship to the test that is for...
    NewArmyWife11 NewArmyWife11
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 12, 2010

    My husband was in the army

    for 7 years. During the time since he has been out we met and have married. Now he has come to me and told me he wants to enlist once again. I have had thought before this about If he ever wanted to go back that I would fully support his decision and I do but I am scared out of...
    SoldierWife87 SoldierWife87
    26-30, F
    Jan 8, 2014

    Im So Afraid

    So I've figured this day would come since he signed on. I always prepared my self for the idea of deployment. When we first found out it was possible i was ok. But now that it is 100% true (with little chance of change) i cant stop crying. Knowing that my husband will be leaving...
    Djdiaries6 Djdiaries6
    26-30, F
    Sep 25, 2013
    MrsPVTMoore MrsPVTMoore
    22-25, F
    Feb 12, 2014

    Moving from California to Kentucky has not been

    easy whatsoever ! First the weather completely sucks , second the insects are horrible and all over the place and third there's no water around us expect this river were you can't even go swimming -.-
    odalisr odalisr
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

    Ever since I met my husband we have been two peas in a pod. I met him as a military soldier and made it my promise to stick by him and support him through all trials and tribulations. He is leaving in November for a month to go to another country for a month. I guess it's a short...
    mrshamilton530 mrshamilton530
    22-25, F
    Oct 3, 2013

    I will be a new army wife this summer !

    ❤️ Any advice or tips ?
    Mac2109 Mac2109
    26-30, F
    Jan 10, 2016

    Soon I'll Be a New Army Wife

    Ok...I will soon be an army wife and I'm just looking to connect with other ladies who can understnad me as well as give me advice on how this BIG life change will be. I'm 27 and my amazing hubby is 30 so we will be much older than most people starting out in the army. We also...
    InHisLuv InHisLuv
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2009

    Married My Soldier

    I'm a new army wife, although I have been in love with Nate for 6 years, we just finally decided to take the plunge last month. We made it through a deployment in Korea, and this year hes done almost 90 days of field problems, as a matter of fact thats where he is now. He's...
    heismysunshine heismysunshine
    1 Response Sep 23, 2008

    Leap Of Faith

    Me and my husband have been best friends since high school, but we had also told eachother how we really felt. It's been love at first sight, but unfortunately I had been in a mentally, emotionally, and physically abusive relationship...with his best friend. He witnessed this...
    AlawysWorthTheWait AlawysWorthTheWait
    18-21, F
    Jun 20, 2012

    Its really hard going from Ohio to here in

    Texas at fort bliss so many different things and its really hard to meet friends. I miss my girl nights and talks I just hope it gets easier.
    BritneyD115 BritneyD115
    22-25, F
    Oct 10, 2014

    My Husband Is Deploying In Two Weeks and I Feel Like My Whole World Is Crashing Down On Me!

    I have been married for about six months now. i have a two year old son and am currently pregnant. My husband is due to deploy to Iraq in a couple of weeks now and I have no support system. I dont know very many other army wives and the ones i do are leaving during he deployment...
    jessicachapman jessicachapman
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2009

    Im A Wifey!

    So me and my SO are now married! well i've been married for i think over 2 weeks lol. Anyways so I will be joining my husband in Fort Riley, Kansas. The only thing I am looking forward to is just being with my husband again. Everything else seems a bit stressful and scary. This...
    mmaria0208 mmaria0208
    18-21, F
    Apr 22, 2012

    How It Happened...

    I have been a Wife for about 3 months now. My husband left for basic training 5 days after we were wed. It's strange how it all came to be, I had a class with him my junior year and the following summer we became friends. Well the following year we hung out together quite a bit...
    MrsLaing MrsLaing
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2008

    He Leaves For Basic In October!

    I recently got married and he's leaving for boot camp in October in Oklahoma. Any one else?
    CaitlinB1026 CaitlinB1026
    22-25, F
    May 23, 2012

    Need Info

    we just gt married lik couple days ago and im wondering how long does the health insurance take to be in effect after sending papers in
    mrsreyesramos mrsreyesramos
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2012

    Well my husband is at NTC in California right

    now I have 3 more days till he get his phone back and one more week till he is back home !!!! I cant wait to see that smile again:)
    harleyguillen harleyguillen
    22-25, F
    Aug 19, 2014

    My husband left a couple of weeks ago

    for fort benning. The letters have been few and far between and the calls even further. I still dont even have an address. Im kind of starting to loose my mind out of loneliness and pure boredom. Came here just for some interaction with people in the same situation.
    nikkimay nikkimay
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2015

    Army wives I really need your help!

    My boyfriend and I are talking about getting married and he wanted me to look into the paperwork and things we would need to do for the Army and I don't even know where to start with that. If you could please help I would be really grateful!
    foreverhis14 foreverhis14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    My husband has enlisted in the army.

    He leaves for basic April 15th for 9 weeks and then he goes to AIT for 20 weeks. I feel like I'm losing my best friend:( we have a 2 year old daughter that I have to be strong for. Will we be able to go with him to AIT. I read that he has to stay In barracks for 11 weeks then he...
    ryleesmom1111 ryleesmom1111
    26-30, F
    Mar 12, 2014

    Life Is Funny

    I am an new Army wife, the writing prompt is so right!  My husband left for basic training 5 days ago.  When I think of how we got here, I smile, albeit through tears.  I'm incredibly proud of him, I think of what he's doing at this moment, I ...
    BlueSwoon BlueSwoon
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2009

    Well my name is Leah,

    I just got engaged, and my fiancé is gone for the next five months and we have no way to communicate and it's been a lot harder than I expected, I've been trying to distract myself but I'm going crazy, any advice?
    LeahMarieLeeee LeahMarieLeeee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2015

    New Army Wife To Be!

    Hi. My name is Rebecca and I live in Tucson, az. I married my husband in feb 1st 2013 before he left for basic training! He left on April 15th to Fort Jackson, South Carolina. I miss him so much! I write to him everyday and send cards with pictures. I already received 6 letters...
    rregina89 rregina89
    26-30, F
    May 10, 2013

    I Am a New Army Wife

    I was only married for 2 weeks when my husband got deployed to Korea. i don't know what to do, i feel alone and very depressed. my husband is really the only one who understands but all Ive ever known is a big family, lately my family has grown apart even tho we all live under...
    kissmeimamy88 kissmeimamy88
    5 Responses Feb 26, 2008

    hey everyone! I'm not exactly an army wife

    but I am an army fiancé! lol. it's super hard and we're hundreds of miles away. anyone have any tips on how to cope better with the distance? :)
    lox3 lox3
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    Bbc The One Show 'coming Home' Film

    My name is Mark Ferguson and I am a researcher working on The One Show. We have had a series of short films commissioned entitled ‘Coming Home’. The films follow the story of a soldier finishing up on his final tour and preparing to come home to their family, including the...
    markferg101 markferg101
    26-30, M
    Jan 16, 2013

    My husband signed his enlistment papers today

    and he's leaving for basic training on the 24th. I know I'm going to miss him so very much. I'm preparing myself with buying a good bunch of stamps. I'm trying to plan things to do while he's gone. I just want to hermit the whole time. I want to stay in my house and read a bunch...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2015
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