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I Am a Young Military Girlfriend Or Wife

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    My boyfriend just shipped out

    for basic this morning and I don't really know what to do. I'm new to all of this and honestly I just miss him a lot. I'm scared for him and I'm just scared in general. I'm 17, and I really just want him here.
    megem4054 megem4054 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 29

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    Constantly seeing other girls post about their

    soldiers coming home makes me think I have SUCH a long way to go :/
    CaspieK CaspieK 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Hey Ladies! Gosh it feels like I haven’t

    posted anything in forever. But that’s only because I have been trying to figure out everything. And finally I have. So I have exciting news! I am marrying my soldier and then moving to be with him in January! January 3rd to be exact on the wedding date. I am so excited! Like...
    Vianna1217 Vianna1217 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    I have known my boyfriend

    for 6 years, we have been close for about 4 of those years, we have been dating on and off again for almost 9 months because I was afraid to commit and have a long distance relationship.. but now I am ready to commit and be his "official" girlfriend and I know he is the man I...
    Alli4772 Alli4772 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Anyone ever have parents

    who don't approve of your other half because of the military or just because some mistakes in the past ??????
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My man is officially gone now

    and on his way to Fort Benning. It was hard to watch him go but at the same time I'm a happy and excited for him and I know this is what he really wants. I miss him so much already but I know it will go by fast. 105 days (;
    foreverhis14 foreverhis14 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I messed up when me and my husband were dating,

    he lost a lot of trust for me. This was November of last year, we got married in March and now he's deployed. The other day he told me he trusts me again and that absolutely meant the world to me! I'm happy he made that decision while deployed. Military marriages get hard at...
    SunnyRaye SunnyRaye 18-21, F Aug 15

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    Finally got a call from him today :) Nothing

    can ruin my mood! 45 days left of basic training ugh I can do this ...
    MGodette MGodette 18-21, F 3 Responses May 17

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    Lately, I feel like everything is about him

    and the military. He doesn't seem to give a damn about my life and what I'm up to its all about him and the military
    Sierra35761 Sierra35761 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    Georgia life is good

    so far...I do miss home but our new life together is well worth it! Oh and the deployment date changed so I still have time with him for a couple months at least! And I do want to say I am very happy to help any girlfriends or even wives that are just starting there journey...I...
    brenarmywf brenarmywf 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ugh only 3 more weeks

    and two days left of school and they could not go by any slower! I'm just so ready to go and pack up my things and move in with my husband already! ( it's so weird to call him my husband now) but I'm happy and I miss him and bursting with emotions! I'm anxious, nervous, excited...
    infinitelovexo infinitelovexo 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    my SO left a week ago

    for basic. after basic her goes to South Carolina for a school. I can't see him until Christmas and I haven't gotten a letter yet, since he wasn't allowed to write until yesterday seeing that what I read online was correct. I miss him so much. this has been the longest week of...
    pippalynne pippalynne 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 10

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    soooo living in North Carolina is way different

    than Chicago, but I'm glad I'm finally here with my hubs ?
    j37x j37x 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    it feels good to know I'm not the only one

    going through this frustration. respect to all of you ladies, we might be feeling lonely right now but it will eventually pay off once we see our men. makes us appreciate more, that's a fact. stay up!!
    mustloveariel mustloveariel 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    just went to my boyfriends twitter

    and read his last tweet..I feel like crawling into a little hole make myself into a ball and cry all night
    etrigo etrigo 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 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

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    I have gone weeks on end without talking to him,

    but I always knew he would be talking to me if he could be... now its been only 24 hours and I feel so confused and lost...
    Alli4772 Alli4772 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 25

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    My boyfriend is leaving a day earlier

    for boot camp.. 😕 I wanna crawl in a hole
    SailorZachSims SailorZachSims 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I know basically nothing about the Military

    but I've been trying to learn for my boyfriend. I've been doing online research but I get contradictory information. Any help?
    greeneyyedgirl greeneyyedgirl 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 5

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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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    Me and another Army wife went out on a all day

    date! Probably the best time I've had since he left!:)
    Carliza0425 Carliza0425 16-17 2 Responses Apr 28

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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

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    I just found out my SO comes back tonight from

    a very long training, this is the first time me being away from him this long and I'm nervous to see him. I missed him so much and was excited to see him and as soon as the date switched to tonight, my stomach is literally in my stomach and my heart is beating so fast
    megandb1092 megandb1092 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    well pretty sure my boyfriend

    and I just broke up... not sure what to even do with myself right now.. he won't take any of my calls or texts and just said he decided he still has feelings for me but doesn't love me because love is too strong of a word... he says bc I told him I love him he felt obligated to...
    Alli4772 Alli4772 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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

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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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    sandrew42 sandrew42 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My boyfriend of almost 2 years left

    for Parris Island this morning. He should be in Georgia by now. As soon as I got home I cranked up the volume on my phone so that I could hear my phone when he calls. I had a cryfest for an hour and then took a nap. Being at MEPS and watching him stand with the other recruits...
    Emlohsl Emlohsl 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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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 have a question but the question box was to

    small. My and my SO are getting married in the court before he leaves overseas. I'm catholic he is baptist. For any catholic so you know if you can get married in church after a court marriage? I don't think you can buy is there any exceptions
    megandb1092 megandb1092 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F Jul 30, 2014

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    My fb getting married at court house

    when he comes back from over seas .He wants to buy me a wedding ring but told me to send him picture of the kind of ring .How do I shop for a wedding ring there things I want on there like color and design that I can't find together.How can he buy the ring when he in Japan and I...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm officially engaged to the man I love!

    !! He caught me so off guard but it was amazing!! I'm very excited for this new part of our lives!
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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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 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Anyone have a relationship

    that goes on and off for years ? I feel like no one understand because dating in the military is hard .I feel like his family and friends look at us like how long this going to last .I feel like his family don't understand dating him is different than being a family member that...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    My boyfriend's off at boot camp

    and I'm happy for what he is doing but I miss him so much and I still have a long way to go until I see him again!:(
    annarrodriguez annarrodriguez 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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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

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    so we're yet again back to no emotion

    and him being so cold towards me... I'm starting to think there might be another girl involved... every time I try to talk to him about why things are the way they are between us, he says "i don't know" and that's all he will say... this is not the same person I fell for... not...
    Alli4772 Alli4772 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    UPDATE: my "boyfriend"

    and I talked things out... we have decided that we will be going back to square one... we are no longer officially a couple bc the whole thing is apparently stressing him out... I guess the military really does change people... I continue to hope that we will eventually get back...
    Alli4772 Alli4772 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hey everybody! My boyfriend left

    for Bootcamp on September 15 and is finally coming home in 7 days! I have literally never been so excited in my life! So to all those young girlfriends out there getting ready to go through this, it will be okay :) I thought I was going to die but in the end I'm alive and...
    MarineGirl1721 MarineGirl1721 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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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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    My boyfriend shipped out

    for basic day and its been extremely difficult lately. :(
    CaspieK CaspieK 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I keep wondering what he's doing right now,

    how he's doing, when I'll get his address... No knowing anything is killing me.
    TaylorT1216 TaylorT1216 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 12

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    Homesick.. But for my man.

    . Hmm "bae-sick" ?!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 26