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I Am Afraid to Let My Boyfriend Go Off to the Army

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    Damned If I Do And Damned If I Dont

    I started liking someone I "met" online. He told me he's joining the navy and i freaked out. My mother told me to cut contact, and i was so low i listened to her for a week thinking maybe she is right. Well a week later i felt better, stronger, thought id be able to either handle...
    Girlintrouble1194 Girlintrouble1194 18-21, F May 9, 2013

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    Im Afraid

    im elizabeth and ive been with my boyfriend jesse for 3 weeks now.he told me that he was joining the army one we started going out. Im afraid that when he leaves we wont be able to contact eachother. And if somehing happened to me he would have no way of finding out.
    lizz16 lizz16 16-17, F May 12, 2012

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    My Story

    My name is Amanda and i love my boyfriend and me and him have been dating for 7 months now. he has told me he wants to join the army and i am supportive of whatever he wants to do but i am just afraid of how i am going to deal with him being gone when he does join and goes to...
    aaa18256 aaa18256 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23, 2008

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    Nick <3

     i can't remember a time when nick wasn't in my life, and i really i don't want to remember, hes in the army and soon to go to training, it kills me everytime he goes, so how am i going to deal when he leaves. I am so proud of him for what he is doing hes an amazing lad for...
    elliebug elliebug 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    Military Worries

    My boyfriend of nearly a year has decided he wants to go into the army. He has been accepted into a military defence college of which I will not see him for months on end. I'm scared of the day he starts(which will be soon) as he is a massive support to me and I usually see him...
    musicmilitary musicmilitary 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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    Army Boyfriend

     me and my boyfriend have been together 3 years now, a few months ago he got the sack from his job and his dad is forcing him into the army which he as always wanted to do secretly since he was younger and he thinks it will be an amazing experince for him and i dont wanna...
    teddy4pudding teddy4pudding 16-17 1 Response Nov 3, 2008

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    Counting the Days!

    Parish and I have been together for a year and a half... he is going into the army basic training in the next few months (we're not sure of the date yet). And i am SO nervous! I cant be away from him for 2 days, i dont know how well im going to take it. But i love him! and with...
    hehasmyheart23 hehasmyheart23 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2008

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    I Don't Want Him Too.

    I'm scared my boyfriend will go to the armed forces. He says he wants too and he just turned 18. We have been together for 1 year and a little over 3 months. We have talked about it but.. He doesn't understand..
    Rock9762 Rock9762 13-15, F Dec 28, 2012

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    Elizabeth's Story

    Hi I am Elizabeth I am 16 years old me and my boyfriend Gunnar have been together for 12 months now he is thinking about going into the army i just don't really know how to deal with not seeing him for a long amount of time and also worrying about him all of the time i support...
    ElizabethMichelle ElizabethMichelle 16-17 Jan 28, 2012

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    My boyfriend just left for basic at FT. Jackson SC. He told that he would get his phone on the weekends (according to one of his sgt's) and we just got off the phone. He is still...
    bishopegrace bishopegrace 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Female Almost Ex-Soldier!! While I personally do not enjoy the army at all, I do not feel hate for those who choose it as their lifestyle. I cannot understand it, but I do not...
    marydawn marydawn 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    When I abandoned this place several months ago, I promised myself that all of the things I wouldn't be able to say to the next person I'll be admiring should be written in a...
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    I'm very much afraid of guys/men and I want to overcome this fear and avoidance. I can never remember not having this anxiety. From even before being enrolled in my first year of...
    2openmind 2openmind 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    i will be dating my boyfriend for a year on 11/11/14 he is in the army. none of my ends understand what im going through. i am going through the whole military life at a young age...
    Makaylaandtrevor Makaylaandtrevor 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    My boyfriend left for the army around October 14th and is at Fort Benning. I havent been able to find any pictures or information through Facebook, but have looked at several other...
    emilynyquist emilynyquist 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    My boyfriend is amazing. I love him with all my heart. Before he left for the army he would leave flowers at my house to surprise me, or if I was sick he would make me soup and lay...
    bishopegrace bishopegrace 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
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    This morning, the love of my life began his journey into the National Guard. He has experienced several Drills over the past few months and now the day has come where it's time for...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    We just celebrated our 1 year and 2 months relationship last week and I cannot say things went smoothly before we could last up to this point. I love my boyfriend. However, for...
    trappedinmy trappedinmy 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Got 7 letters today!!! 7! My boyfriend isn't the sappy type but a couple of his letters were so sweet and sappy that they made me cry. I keep re-reading the letters. I miss him so...
    maeranay maeranay 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    why does life have to be so hard thats what i want to know. why is it so hard when you dont get to talk to him rarely ever because he is in the army. why is it that you love him so...
    Makaylaandtrevor Makaylaandtrevor 16-17, F Oct 26

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    okay so I don't know if this will sound ridiculous to you but I don't like getting close to people because I am scared that they will die. the first person that I ever got close to...
    thatgirl1252001 thatgirl1252001 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    Just in need of some general advise!!! I was with my ex partner for 12 years. We have a baby together and our wedding was all booked and paid for them this time last year I found...
    cf1986 cf1986 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    My story is little different it begins with a picture with my college friends on my facebook account . Me and my three best friend had a picture with some new friends . But before...
    belllla belllla 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    Walking Back To You There is a peace that envelopes me when I think about what we had. The serenity of our lives together was just simple and sweet. We started a journey...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 31

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    Ugh ok. Here we go.. So I've been dating my boyfriend for about 4 years now and we are very serious we want to have kids together after we both graduate from college and get our...
    denisestephanie denisestephanie 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    So today I got a letter and it wasn't positive at all. He told me he's super depressed and stressed. I feel so helpless because I can't be there to comfort him or call him and tell...
    rachelmarie28 rachelmarie28 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    Everyone asks me when I am going to get a boyfriend, when am I going to start dating and I always laugh it off and say who has time for that but the truth is I would love to have...
    DriftingDreaming DriftingDreaming 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 10

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    I feel like I'm not living my boyfriend the best I can. My heart doesn't get all warm and fuzzy over him because for two years my parents tried to talk me out of my past...
    taylormorgan2113 taylormorgan2113 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So my boyfriend and I have been best of friends for the last 7 years and he's now been the love of my life for almost a year. He's been talking about the Army ever since I can...
    ArmyGF2014 ArmyGF2014 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I need some advice and would like to hear from people who have some experience with this topic.Its quite a long story so bear with me. I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years. He...
    PeppermintLove21 PeppermintLove21 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    With all of these police shooting citizens in the United States, I can see that they are jumpy, often irrational, and let their adrenaline control their actions. I understand that...
    lordspaulding lordspaulding 18-21, M Oct 29

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    Just got off the phone with my boyfriend. He deploys in January. Idk what to do. How do I prepare myself for this?
    armygirlfriend2007 armygirlfriend2007 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    My boyfriend wants to get an apartment together off base, at Ft Bliss. Anyone have any affordable suggestions?(:
    armygf916 armygf916 18-21, F Nov 9

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    I've always felt afraid to let people get close to me both physically and emotionally. I think this is why I have never dated someone or I get choked up when someone asks me on a...
    LilFA LilFA 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I haven't had a girlfriend since I was in the 7th grade and I only went out with her for 2 weeks and we never talked anyway. I feel like im almost afraid of women that im attracted...
    green555f green555f 22-25, M 12 Responses Oct 27

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    i've wanted to join the army for about two years at least. i don't want to tell my family or anyone because they probably don't see me as someone that would want to . my brother...
    shadowstorm292 shadowstorm292 16-17, F Nov 2

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    Whos boyfriend is at Fort Benning? I think it'd be cool to be friends with others whose boyfriends are at the same place! :D
    neoncupcakes neoncupcakes 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 3

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    My boyfriend left for basic and will then be doing AIT. 6 months is a long time and I won't deny it will suck. I'm glad I found this app though! It will help to talk about it! For...
    lauem3 lauem3 18-21, F Nov 5

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    Hey guys , so me and boyfriend been together for almost 2 months now and he is leaving in January, he said that after his training they can deploy him for about 1year or maybe even...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a fairly introverted, creative, intelligent, independent, and empathetic young woman. I take pride on being all of those things. I love art and music, and express myself...
    zsigginz zsigginz 18-21, F Oct 29

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