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I Am a Young Military Girlfriend Or Wife

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    Hey Girls, its almost Valentines day

    and I'd like to send my boyfriend a package for Valentines day now that I have his permanent AIT address for the next few months, but I'm not sure what to include, any ideas? Thank you! (:
    AWBear0108 AWBear0108 18-21 4 Responses Jan 24

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    Yes he's finally home

    and I finally have my ring and we are finally going to get married!!
    Trueinfinity Trueinfinity 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    My husband is now at Basic training I won't see

    him until May, I cried seeing him off yesterday. I just want this time to move as quickly as possible. I miss him terribly already but this will go by quickly and we will have a reunion that is great.
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    A friend suggested I find some support from

    people who understand whats this is like. I am finishing school while my boyfriend in training. He keeps getting information that changes about his deployment, which is really scary and frustrating for me. I know its out of his control, but how am I supposed to be a part of his...
    moonmagick26 moonmagick26 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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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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    I need to be honest. I am starting college next

    year, first year. When I think about it, it seems so hard to be with someone who isn't there/being "tied down". I am not one of those girls who is bad with commitment, I feel maybe I am thinking of college as a super crazy experience. I am not a person to party a lot or anything...
    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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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 8 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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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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    This holiday season, I am going to make sure my

    husband knows how much he means to me. I am so thankful for him and all he does to keep our household up & to keep our marriage up. Don't know what I'd do without him by my side(:
    AFWifeK AFWifeK 18-21, F Nov 19, 2014

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    Welp, my husband is leaving

    for basic in 9 days and I can't believe this time has moved so quickly. My friend and I decided that we would be reading books together to pass the time kind of like a mini book club even though it's only the two of us. Is anyone else in a bit of denial? Like not believing...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Some days I feel so ready,

    so ready for the day to come. Others not so much. The recruiter is guessing he will be deployed for basic on August 1, this is a Sunday. I work the whole weekend before that. I also nanny every week, hopefully Fridays off again this summer. Right now I feel I can't let him go...
    poreoticz poreoticz 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Hey y'all! So I couldn't sleep last night,

    read some pats on here, and started thinking. There's all these girls on here who are just staring these relationships and are really new, and they have all these questions that I feel I can answer. Well it wasn't too long ago where I was that person! I can't believe he far...
    AFWifeK AFWifeK 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    I just wanted to tell all the ladies who's

    boyfriends / husbands are in boot camp that the next camp they have to go to mine is SOI it's much better. Like way better. They get to have their phones with them. They aren't suppose to have them during the day but my husband still finds a way to text me during the day. He...
    Camrynn19 Camrynn19 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F Jul 30, 2014

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    Well! It's official! We got married today!

    July 4, 2014. We got married in a par at a very pretty overlook with a bunch of family and friends. WAY more people showed up then expected! Then we had a wonderful cookout and my cake turned out beautiful. We ended the night with setting a Chinese sky lantern off into the sky...
    Trueinfinity Trueinfinity 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    So Im here because I see

    that Im going to need some support as someone who is new to this experience with being a military gf. My bf who is a mechanic for the bradley's will be leaving for Europe in April and I am trying to learn how to antispate what is to come and how I can stay focused and stay...
    Irishm4id3n Irishm4id3n 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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 2 Responses Feb 22

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    40 days till my wedding

    and till my soldier comes home ! I'm so excited but really nervous for the transition of living on a base and leaving my whole life in California to start a new life with my soldier in Kentucky. I'm embracing this new experience with open arms but I can't help to worry . Is...
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F 1 Response May 24, 2014

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    My husband is leaving

    for basic training this month and I'm really preparing myself to be away from him for the first time since we've been together. Just trying to cope is really difficult because I know how I'm going to react. I'm honestly going into hermit mode and I've heard so many people say...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    well I nervous after my husband done with

    training he got his orders to be station at fourt Jackson in south Carolina and I scared and nervous everything I know is in ohio I been in ohio for all my life
    maggietyler maggietyler 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 15

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    AFWifeK AFWifeK 18-21, F Sep 29, 2014

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    My Baby received his valentines day present!

    :D Love him soooo much! <33333
    AWBear0108 AWBear0108 18-21 Feb 12

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    I got a letter from my husband today

    and it made my day I can't wait to get more and to get his address. 1 week down 9 to go
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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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    Only 20 more days till he starts boot camp.

    I'm so Nervous. So scared of my own emotions taking over me once he leaves. I don't usually cry in front of people and i always fake a smile even when I'm down. But this time... it's going to be hard for me to keep my self up. only thing that helps me accept all this is the...
    Zkrystal13 Zkrystal13 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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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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    2 days away from being with my husband

    and in our new home . Time has been dragging and we've gone through the worst and I'm finally able to say the hard part is over and I can finally take a sigh of relief. I can't wait till I'm in my husband arms💕
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F Jul 29, 2014

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    So since we have gotten married a lot of things

    have been moving along. My name is officially changed! We got offered a house on base and it's even better then the one we wanted because somehow we got offered a 4 bedroom house! He has gone back and moved in and started buying things and setting up our furniture. I stayed back...
    Trueinfinity Trueinfinity 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    today is the last day ill see my babyyyyy

    until the end of April/ beginning of May. I cried myself to sleep last night while i layed next to him. I just want it all to fly by.
    Zkrystal13 Zkrystal13 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    So I'm here for support like the rest of y'all,

    but I also want to get some close friendships out of this(:
    AFWifeK AFWifeK 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2014

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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 a week ago

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    My heart is heavy. going to start writing

    letters tomorrow. When I get my sailors address , do i sent him every single letter Ive written all at once or one a day??
    Zkrystal13 Zkrystal13 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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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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    mustloveariel mustloveariel 18-21, F Feb 26

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    Talking to him on the phone last night i

    couldn't help but breakdown. to think i won't be able to call him everyday to tell him about my day. to think that pretty soon he wont be here for me to vent to him. he wont be here to make me laugh and to comfort me. Hes truely my best friend. Last thing I wanna do is see him...
    Zkrystal13 Zkrystal13 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 12

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    Where do I start. Me

    and my boyfriend are doing great now stronger than ever. I have always wanted to be a vet but for the last year I have been thinking I don't think I'll be able to keep a straight face without crying telling someone that I can't do anything for their animal and would have to...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am in a LGBT relationship with my soon to be

    MP. She just left for basic training a few days ago. Also being in a long distance relationship before she left, communication was our basis of our relationship. Now with no communication and being alone in a new area is making everything so much harder. I don't know what to do...
    makaelaf3 makaelaf3 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    My husband has been in the military

    for 2 years and the constant being apart never gets easier!! I feel like time together is so limited and I hate when we miss an opportunity to be together (like when I have work and he's home) ughhhh.
    HannahMarie2 HannahMarie2 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Okay so my so is at ait training

    and the last time I spoke to him was Sunday, and we normally talk ever day since he's been there and I haven't heard from him. I've hasn't been on any of his social media accounts or anything. It's Saturday and the weekends are his days off and still nothing. Should I be worried...
    madreemiaa madreemiaa 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I just purchased my plane ticket

    and in exactly 8 days 9hours and 10 minutes I'll be in Kentucky with my husband in our new home together. We've been through everything we never imagined that would happen but thank god were finally going to be together and starting the rest of our life together as man and wife...
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    My man's on ship and messaged me

    that he's really sick. I hope he gets better fast :(
    vbrennan0416 vbrennan0416 18-21, F Jan 26

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    In 2 days I will be an Army Wife.

    This is not the life I had expected; my father was Special Forces and I always said I would NEVER marry into the Army but I am. I love my fiance, and I know this will be hard but I am excited to start a life with him. Being a soldier is his job, it's not who he is. Who he is a...
    kholb112 kholb112 22-25 2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    He leaves in 4 days for BCT

    and AIT I have been home crying pretty much this whole week. I miss him already and he hasn't even left yet. He is gonna come stay with me on valentines day and spend all day Sunday with me. I just really need someone to talk to right now and while he's gone.
    SlimsB SlimsB 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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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 husband is leaving

    for basic training on Monday and I've been in the hospital for three days. I wish we could spend this time in a better way. Today he needed to prepare his mind away from the hospital so he went home and I hope it helps him because we've both been pretty emotional. I'm going to...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F Feb 21

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    What are some songs that keep you going strong

    during deployment? or What songs make you think of your SO? :) I have a ton, just wondering if anyone else does too...
    rwright1 rwright1 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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