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I Am a Young Military Girlfriend Or Wife

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    My one year anniversary with my boyfriend is

    coming up and I have no idea what to do for him. His birthday is also less than a month before so I'm planning to just send him a combined care package for both to save on shipping. I already have his birthday present but I have absolutely no idea what to do for our anniversary...
    AmandaNicole03 AmandaNicole03 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    all I want for Christmas is to marry my solider

    and to be happy forever we both r talking about we want kids he said he wants to try when he comes home for Christmas hope I can make this wish come true.
    NationalGuardFiance2015 NationalGuardFiance2015 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    It's always the most difficult the first few

    days they're gone. My husband left almost 3 weeks ago and today is day 3 of no communication because he's in the field. I've been okay up until tonight. Tonight, I miss my husband.
    christinamoen97 christinamoen97 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    A Military Girlfriend’s Guide To “When Does It Get Better?”

    I’ve been on this site for quite a few months now, and I keep seeing the same questions from new military girlfriends: 1. “When do I feel normal again?” 2. “Does it ever get easier?” 3. “Does it get better?” The answers to these questions are: 1. You don’t. 2. It...
    Heismyrightwingman Heismyrightwingman 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Seriously, Stop It!

    Okay, I'm on several pages on Facebook for military spouses where we can all go and have a laugh together, and to support and encourage each other while our hubby's are deployed, etc. and also on several military spouse groups on here, & I NEED to get this out. Say what you will...
    bnsjms bnsjms 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    I'm a lesbian, and my new wife just left

    for training and then her new station. I'm stuck in cosmetology school for another 6 months before I can move there too. She's only been gone for a few days, but I didn't think it would be this difficult.. Any advice?
    tdubs54 tdubs54 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I had to look at a picture of my boyfriend just

    to make it through the push ups I was trying to do lol
    Cwils004 Cwils004 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    Anyone deal with on and off realtionship

    because the military or family ??
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Jan 23

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    Got a phone call from him yesterday!

    ! I was shaking so bad. It felt so good to hear his voice again, even though it was 3 minutes. Anyway just really excited!!
    hesmyeverything98 hesmyeverything98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    I am going through the basic

    and ait phase right now with my husband. I am 18 and I got married before I graduated high school. My husband is in the army and he is 14h (Air Defense early enhanced warning system operator. I want to make friends with other military wives/gf's.
    jazzfest18 jazzfest18 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 12, 2015

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    We're halfway through deployment now.

    I've been feeling awesome lately, but he called me Sunday and told me he doesn't plan on coming home in May after deployment. He has one more year in service and said he'd rather save his money, instead of spending thousands to come home. I'm having mixed emotions about our...
    LLDL LLDL 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    my fiance wants to get married

    when he comes home sometime in may I can wait to be his wife he wants a military wedding.
    NationalGuardFiance2015 NationalGuardFiance2015 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 25, 2015

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    As a girlfriend I realized I can't just be

    strong for just myself, but for both of us.
    CynthiaLove100 CynthiaLove100 18-21, F Oct 22, 2015

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    Well my boyfriend of 2 years is going to deploy

    and we were engaged about a year ago but this past summer people broke off the engagement but we stayed together and so we have been through alot. anyways i was wondering if it be crazy if we got married before he left for deployment we are trying to figure it out but some...
    leighannedanesi leighannedanesi 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have two thoughts about what will happen in

    the near future when my boyfriend comes home from basic training. Either he will want to marry me or lose feelings for me.. This can either be the greatest moment or the worst moment of my life..
    PoshSpiceeee PoshSpiceeee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I am lost for words, totally didn't expect this

    from my honey.... the distance isn't a problem because the communication is the key!!! I can't wait to leave to San Diego to start our lives together❤️
    aaliyah09 aaliyah09 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    Is it normal to have

    that thought in the back of your mind saying "What if he doesn't have the same feelings as he did when he left?"
    neoncupcakes neoncupcakes 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    Stupid Valentine's Day lol great a day of

    pictures with happy couples red roses and chocolate. I miss my baby :( my valentine is far away...
    Tiffybear23 Tiffybear23 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 13, 2015

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    This Is To All You Girls

    I'm the girl standing behind you at the grocery store eyeing the latest support our troops magnet while flipping through the pages of Cosmo. the look on her face is complacent, and her thoughts are thousands of miles away . on some military base she's only been describe to threw...
    deleted deleted 26-30 43 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    well I have been fighting the urge to cry I'm

    so lonely and feel so lost without him here I keep trying to stay busy but everything I do I feel like I get weaker and weaker it's so hard to stay strong
    NationalGuardFiance2015 NationalGuardFiance2015 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Hello, it's Chad again.

    I've been M.I.A. but I am back now. Need your advice, my girlfriend of 3 years has been very upset and angry with me these past 2 weeks. I've been super busy at work and after work I go to the liberty center to relax for a little and go to my room. I call her as much as I can...
    Chad854 Chad854 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I received some gifts from my soldier

    while he's deployed. It amazes me how he puts in the effort to send me gifts even though he's on a tight schedule. I'm really trying to keep a positive outlook on this. If he can put in effort then I will try twice as hard.
    LLDL LLDL 18-21, F Jan 21

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    My baby is back for today!

    ! I literally pushed everyone out of my way and ran out of my rehearsal when I saw missed calls from my man lol. This girl was like "what's happening?! Why are you do excited??" And I said that my boyfriend called and she looked at me like had ten heads and I said "No, you don't...
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 2 Responses May 3, 2015

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    Palomaa Palomaa 18-21, F Jan 10

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    I really excited to be moving in with my

    boyfriend next Tuesday. Sad about leaving my family, but ready to start a life with my man. We talked on the phone yesterday about my flight details and he is beyond excited. He has been catching up on sleep and saw a few old childhood friends.
    eguerrette eguerrette 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    graduation is next week

    but i am just missing him so much! eh!!):
    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    My husband didn't want to have a ring

    that he could possibly lose, so we got tattoos instead of wedding rings. We chose the King and Queen of Spades tattoos, on our ring fingers. The Spade, because it represents a leaf of the "cosmic" tree, Life. It also represents the seasons of fall, and winter. As well as the...
    awakenstarchild awakenstarchild 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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    My husband is halfway through his deployment.

    He just hit his second port a few days ago and we got in an argument basically about who has the rougher end of the stick here. The deployment has been hard on the both of us, but I agree and see now that it's harder for him considering he was out at sea for 60 days not seeing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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    I'm praying for the best right now!

    Not just for myself and my Soldier but for every other girl out there and every other solider out there!!! Ladies, I wake up daily and remind myself I'm grateful my Soldier hasn't fallen!!! Keep strong!!!
    Carliza0425 Carliza0425 16-17 Apr 17, 2015

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    Hello ladies! I haven't been on in a few

    but I missed everyone! How are you girls?? I'm okay, trying to survive out here on my own with $4 XD
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    People really don't know

    that I can go all day with talking about my boyfriend. They get annoyed because I constantly bring him up and say how much I miss him ! I don't know what to tell them !! I love that man ! 87 more days until we are reunited !
    PoshSpiceeee PoshSpiceeee 18-21, F Jan 23

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    I miss him so much will hate how other girls on

    Facebook or meet me complain about how they miss there boyfriends when they r only gone for a few hours it just makes me want to say don't complain about them being gone when I don't even get to see my man for Days or weeks or even months they think they have it hard but they...
    NationalGuardFiance2015 NationalGuardFiance2015 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    To all the MILSOS who are feeling lonely

    without their SO.... It gets better. My boyfriend just got done with basic on Friday so we got to talk for the whole weekend and it was the best weekend I've had since he left. It's also unfortunate for us because he's injured so he has to go through another 9 weeks with another...
    sandrew42 sandrew42 16-17, F Aug 30, 2015

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    I got my first letterrrrrrr!

    Just seeing his handwriting made me cry! That was before I even opened the envelope! I miss him so incredibly much! More than I think he knows... I can't wait to see him again!
    CoastieGF0918 CoastieGF0918 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Yesterday, I became a Military Wife.

    My Soldier and I got married in court. He wanted to rush the wedding, due to him leaving tomorrow for NTC. We plan on having a ceremony later on, although, I don't think we really need one. Thursday, I drove the 1,000 miles from California to Colorado to marry him. I was...
    awakenstarchild awakenstarchild 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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    Saw my sailor one last time today .

    .. he leaves tomorrow in the morning for hawaii ... It breaks my heart to see him go i will miss him so much...
    jasmineh95 jasmineh95 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    LLDL LLDL 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi Ladies, My name is Nia.

    I've pretty much been in the same boat as you guys. My husband is a Navy Veteran. A little about me. Well I'm 19 and my husband is 21, I'm a full time flight attendant for American Airlines, I graduated high school in June 2013. I'm finishing up my junior year of college(online...
    VaniaAbel VaniaAbel 18-21, F Jun 12, 2015

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    What changes will I see in him

    after basic training
    PoshSpiceeee PoshSpiceeee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I haven't posted in awhile.

    My now husband finished his year long tour in Korea and came home on leave the day before my birthday. He was home for 24 days and in those 24 days we got MARRIED!😊👰🏽💍 He's been gone almost a week and it feels like eternity. I'm so thankful he is in the states for a...
    Armywife2021 Armywife2021 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F Jul 30, 2014

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    I am 19, and my boyfriend is 20.

    He's in the army, and currently away at bootcamp. We've been dating for 2 years, and plan on getting married in the future. We want to start the rest of our lives together as soon as possible, because we know without a doubt we're meant to be together. However, I do get a lot of...
    aBeautyQueenandHerSoldier aBeautyQueenandHerSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    My boyfriend hasn't brought up marriage anymore.

    But whenever we talk about the future and his next duty station after he comes home from deployment he'll say like "when we move" or "when we find out where our new station will be" I get really excited because I know he still sees me in his plans.
    piscil piscil 18-21, F Nov 16, 2014

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