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I Am Keeping Busy While My Military Man Is Away

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    my boyfriend will be leaving 2 days

    after our year anniversary. he's going to be gone for 5 months and we can only do letters. I'll be in school so hopefully that will keep me busy so time will fly by. does anybody know how to make the time go by faster? or how to keep yourself busy?
    portiafay portiafay 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    Really Depressed

    I dont know what happed but my ex bf broke up with me about a month ago .He told me he really depressed and stressed .I understand why and know its the deployment .Since I got in this reationship I deal with his mood going back in forth .One min he tell me he hope this work the...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Apr 16, 2012

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    I Am Keeping Busy While My Military Man Is Away

    I am a military girlfriend :) I have found that keeping busy and doing what makes you happy is the best way to cope with him being gone. It makes you less dependent on him. I have found that having a long distance relationship makes you focus a lot on yourself, your life, your...
    mylisha4813 mylisha4813 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    Missin My Soldier....jack, Please Come Home Soon

    Nearly 2 years ago, after a few failed marriages/relationships, but still hanging on to the hopes of finding my true love....I met a fella that goes by the name "Jack" online, an no, not on a dating site, oddly enough. At the time we met, I was just about out of a bad...
    barefootartisan barefootartisan 36-40, F Nov 20, 2011

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    He Left 2 Days Ago

    He was away for almost 2 years but was depressed the whole time and broke up and everything alot of times .Him home on leave was amazing we did so much togeather .He did look at wedding rings and told me it was for the future .I ask him before he leave am I sure he going to be...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Sep 29, 2012

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    All I Really Want For Christmas

    My Airman keeps asking me what I want for Christmas. He gets to come home ten days for the holiday so I  tell him all I want is to spend everyday with you. I tell my friends what I really want is a ring. I really just want a commitment while he is away. I want to spend the rest...
    wingwoman wingwoman 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    Afghanistan :(

    My heart deployed to Afghanistan three weeks ago.... Still no word from him.... I'm missing him like crazy.  How long did it take for you to hear from your deployed loved ones?  We used to talk every day, multiple times a day (except the four months at basic). ...
    AshLovesMatt AshLovesMatt 22-25, F 1 Response May 14, 2010

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    Let's Help Each Other Through This

    Ladies, we are all independent women who must keep a certain amount of strength while the men we care so much about serve our country.  I want to hear about it, let's encourage each other, tell me and others what you've accomplished today, how you have made yourself and your...
    arrowangel21 arrowangel21 26-30, F 12 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    Hoping Someone Out There Will Help

    Hi so my story, me and my boyfriend have been together for about nine months. In April this year he is going off to Afghanistan his and my first deployment and time apart. He says his biggest worry when he goes is his family and friends getting upset and worrying about him when...
    Ashleycldavies Ashleycldavies 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    My Sailor.my Hero

    Hey all you Navy girlfriends, fiances, wives, boyfriends, husbands, etc!!!!!! Come on over to My Sailor.My Hero on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/MySailor.MyHero We are a group for any and all Navy s/os and family members! We love sharing stories and pictures, answering...
    caitc91 caitc91 18-21, F Dec 9, 2012

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    I'm Proud of Him...why Isn't Others!

    So I was in bed falling asleep and I had not talked to my man all day because he was out on a mission and did not know when he would be able to call again. Some of my girlfriends knew I was bummed so they showed up at my house and pulled me out of bed. My brother invited me to...
    smmred1sgirl smmred1sgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2008

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    For Those Of You Who Are New At This

    This is for army girlfriends/wives whose husbands are shipping out to basic. I have made a guide with a list of Dos and Don'ts as well as a sample address for writing letters to soldiers in BCT (Basic Combat Training). It is available on my blog. I appreciate you guys reading...
    mpalmer7 mpalmer7 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2010

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    Mailing to Love Ones

    I just found out that you can go on line to united states postal service and order boxs free of charges for Priority mail to be shipped to your house.. so you can mail your husband things while he is deployed.You pay for it to be shipped that is all...I went to the post office...
    sunflowern4u2 sunflowern4u2 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    Getting Things Ready

    I'm moving from the house that I shared with my mother and moving in with one of my girlfriends. I'm going to live with her until Gary gets home this Fall. I've got so much to do I don't even know where to start. Since Gary was living in the barracks at his current post, he...
    allynally allynally 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    Any Advice Welcome

    My boyfriend deploys soon and I really want to do something meaningful while he's gone not just go to work and school and then do nothing. Does anyone any ideas such as places to volunteer or certain things I could to give back to others? I'd really like to help military families...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    So Weird!

    So it has been 21 days today. & just yesterday he wanted to talk, honestly i didn't even know if we would actually talk. then when i actually got to where he was, i figured maybe he's just gna vent, talk about the girl.. idk. but here i am.. & he wants me back. i come to find...
    Chaylani Chaylani 18-21 4 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    Trying to Stay Sane..

    well my husband is about to deploy for the third time. im trying my best to stay busy but im not doing a good job. i am stressing out about everything. the smallest thing will stress me out. i find myself constantly trying to figure out what decision he would make...
    AmandaBowie AmandaBowie 19-21, F 4 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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    My Sailor.my Hero

    Come check out my facebook support page, My Sailor.My Hero!!! We do giveaways, play games and answer questions/advice! help us reach 2,500 followers for our next GIVEAWAY! (the last prize was a pandora style Navy bracelet, so stay tuned for our next one!) COME JOIN US! www...
    caitc91 caitc91 18-21, F Oct 22, 2012

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    New to This Group!

     Heyy. Im Darcy and my boyfriend is currently deployed to Afgainistan. Hes been there for roughly 2 months out of a 12 month deployment. Im trying to stay busy while hes gone which isnt always easy because sometimes i really dont feel like doing anything at all. Im very...
    SilverStar101 SilverStar101 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    Why Bf Looking At Wedding Rings

    My bf just come home from the deployment and being station over sea for 2 years .He has 20 days left.It been going alright just having a hard time that he be leaving again to go back for 7 months .All he been talking about since he been gone is how he cant wait to get married to...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Sep 10, 2012

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    New To This, But In Need =[

    I know it might sound silly, but I am very new to this, and most of the girls/wives on here are def more a pro at this than me, and it might sound like im whining but I am really not.  you see i might my bf last may 2010 and we have been together ever since we went through some...
    bichld18 bichld18 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    Losing My Mind In 1,2,3

    So my husband has left for Iraq and its killing me . Im losing my mind and im off my wits end. So I got a job and it sucks these people are driving me crazy. I get to talk to my husband on facebook and sometimes its only two or three messages before he has to go. Sometimes he...
    yungmilitarywifey yungmilitarywifey 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    Don't You Wana Stay <3

    I love this song :) It's by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson. I was listening to it today, and it make me think of my boyfriend who is away at boot camp! I really hate to let this moment go Touching your skin, and your hair falling slow When a goodbye kiss, feels like this Don't...
    Staygoldenx0 Staygoldenx0 18-21, F Aug 22, 2012

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    So Relieved!

    So it ended up being true. I got my wish! My boyfriend will be staying "close" to home (4 hours away) and won't be traveling half way around the world. I honestly thank God for this because it could have been bad. He's only going to be in New York at Fort Drum and I couldn't be a...
    VCA1993 VCA1993 18-21, F Mar 19, 2013

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    First Time Apart. Fort Benning.

    so he just left 12 days ago to fort benning georgia. (aka a million miles away) and im working really hard to stay busy. the first couple of days were rough but im ok now. i miss him but thinking about him actually makes me more happy then sad now. i know ill be ok. i still have...
    newnewnew newnewnew 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    I Made A Group. Woohooo !!

    I really enjoying this whole blogging thing. So I decided to make my own group :D " I am Faithfully Standing By My Soldier". Its for the Wives, Fiancees and the Girlfriends of course :). ANYTHING and EVERYTHING can and will be dicussed on this blog. Since I'm new to the whole MGF...
    Leeyah59 Leeyah59 18-21, F Apr 17, 2012

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    Busy Isnt Busy Enough.

    I miss him every minute of everyday. He is a marine at Camp Lejeune in NC and I am back home where we are both from-Iowa. He texts when he can, and we call and Skype every day without fail, but I just want to hug him. I want to hold his hand and smell him. I wish I could run my...
    lovethewhale lovethewhale 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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    My 1st Deployment And His 3rd

    My Airman leaves for deployment in a few months and I'm already coming up with ideas for carepackages. Are there certain restrictions on what can be sent to him? what doesn't send well? Certain things that are good to send that he won't think of asking for and it wouldn't cross...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 13, 2012

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    What Should I Do?

    my boyfriend is deployed for a year and im having a hard time keeping busy. i applied for a job back in april and i finally heard back from them last week but i dont start working til next month. i'm not in school right now so i'm wondering if anyone has any good ideas of what i...
    armygirlfriend06 armygirlfriend06 18-21, F 8 Responses May 6, 2009

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    On here I'm looking for people

    who are having a tough time with the distance of having a military boyfriend. Okay mine is an hour away (even though it's really 2 or 3 since I go to school out of state) and he's only in school. I'm seeing people who have deployed boyfriends and haven't seen or talked in months...
    natspen natspen 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Few Day In

    i am only a few days into him being gone to iraq. work and my son keep me busy but its not enough. days are ok but its night time. i hate being by myself at night time and he has been with me everynight for the last 2 yrs. and now hes gone, i dont know what else to do to keep...
    kayceel kayceel 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2009

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    First Night...

    My parents, younger brother, and I took my boyfriend to Camp Atterberry today. He leaves for Fort Lewis, Washington tomorrow morning to begin pre-mobilization training. He started the pre-mob at Camp Atterberry last month and just finished his 2 week leave. After WA, he will head...
    SPCgirl SPCgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2011

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    I Miss Him

    The love of my life was deployed on Sunday morning at 1am. It's so hard not being able to just call him on the phone when I start to feel lonely. Luckily his family is really supportive of our relationship in fact his mom keeps talking to her friends about us getting married. I'm...
    Scoutsgirl0720 Scoutsgirl0720 18-21, F Aug 14, 2012

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    30 Day Long Distance Challenge

    Day 1: Your name and his/her name. Day 2: Your ages. Day 3: Your locations. Day 4: How did you meet? Day 5: Since when have you been together? Day 6: What is the most random thing you know about him/her? Day 7: How do you communicate with each other? Day 8: Favorite thing you...
    FrogmansHeart FrogmansHeart 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2012

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    Mary Me

    MY bf in the marines while home in leave in sep for month We went to the jewlery store to look at rings and told me for the future.When he got back to his station I talk to his brother and told me he has the ring or was going to buy it soon.I talk to my bf and told me it was the...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Apr 26, 2013

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    ...just Waiting For My Marine :)

    Hey everyone! I'm new to this group and thought i'd introduce myself.  my names Jordan, and my bf's name is lucas.  we have been dating for six months all of which he's been training in california while i've been living at home in colorado.    its...
    jokirby jokirby 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    Stressed Out Army Girlfriend!!!

    Hey everyone! I had to come somewhere where I knew people would understand my feelings! I am a Army girlfriend! My boyfriend was sent overseas 10 days before Christmas, He didn't get to tell Me he had to go til the 18th of December. We didn't get to talk til the 15th of January...
    HappyArmyGirlfriend33 HappyArmyGirlfriend33 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2013

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    The Cheating Accusation Has Began Help!

    My soldier left for Iraq couple weeks ago. Mind you we started dating about a week before he left. I have known him for years, since a little kid. He knows my track record with guys. Its not exactly the best track record due to the fact that all my realtionships became immature...
    MeagedyAnne MeagedyAnne 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    Idea For Deployment, What Do Ya'll Think? :)

    So, my soldier is deploying before to long. I have thought about writing him a letter everyday [labeling them, for which one to read when], he has said that he will follow the directions [only read one a day], because I plan to send them once a month, along with a care package of...
    hisprincess12 hisprincess12 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Boyfriend Deployed To Afghanistan

    Hello, I spent a wonderful week with my boyfriend and just Tuesday took him back to Fort McCoy WI where he'll stay a few days until his deployment to Afghanistan for a year. I didnt get too upset saying goodbye because I knew I wouldnt feel it until I dont hear from him for a...
    aishaw19 aishaw19 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    Help?

    my bf left in for his first deployment to korea! an its been really hard.. we talk almost everyday... but it still doesnt make it easy....  an we plan on getting married when he gets to come home at his 6months point... which is in october i think but idk how to tell...
    carebear21 carebear21 18-21, F 4 Responses May 9, 2010

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    Emails And He Loves Someone Else

    I been having a issue with my bf .In sep he was home after 2 year and everything was fine .Now things are going back down hill again.I am getting to the point where I am tired of those ups and downs but I know its part of the reationship but him being in the military dont make...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    Ex Boyfriend

    My ex boyfriend broke up with me for the second time in 2 years .Only becuase being away in the military .The first time he broke up with me I tryed to move on and he went out with those other girls and broke up with them for me .He came home for a month after 2 years .Everything...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Oct 2, 2012

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    Going Back to Skool!

    wow well finaly i am going back to school while my hubby is over seas it will be tough but i want to get going on my life instead of these lame jobs. i am going back to school as a hair stylist and i think it will be a lot of fun if you ask me plus i am going to work on other...
    rockinkandy rockinkandy 18-21, F Jun 21, 2008

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    Getting Ready For Deployment

    my boyfriend of eight months is about to leave for Afghanistan for a 15-18 month deployment. I have been keeping busy with friends and work since I can't see him. He is stationed in Texas and i'm i Maryland. I have been handling him away just fine, but soon i'm going to be a mess...
    smmred1sgirl smmred1sgirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    He text his last words to me a few hours ago.

    His flight takes off in about 2 hours. I'm just trying to keep focus and confident while he's gone because I know that's what he wants and it's for the best. Went for a walk with my mom and had an interview today on campus. Hopefully things will start looking up. I love you...
    thunderberk thunderberk 18-21, F Aug 11

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    Sending A Gift

    Hey Ladies! I am new to this website and am so excited to create friendship with other military girlfriends! I bought a card with a picture of the sunset my boyfriend and I always watch together.  Since he is away at training I thought it would be cute to write a quote in the...
    lovesunshine lovesunshine 18-21 1 Response Mar 23, 2011

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    New Years<3

    I spent my New Years with my boyfriend and his family(: Met more of his friends from his small town!! I love getting to know people!! He means everything to me I love him so much(: How was everyone's New Years?! (: 
    morganwillis2 morganwillis2 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    Trying to Keep Sane!

    I just reconnected with my guy about a week ago. We met about a year ago and due to some extreme circumstances lost touch. (He was injured during war games and was shipped to another state for medical treatment) He is in Afghanistan and we have begun chatting. I am going...
    aliasbrookie aliasbrookie 18-21, F Jun 27, 2009

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    He Just Left :/ What Do I Do?

    So, my fiance just left for Fort Benning Georgia and I'm really not holding it together well. I feel like I'm being needy and imposing myself on people but I'm so depressed right now. He was trying to keep in touch on the way there but then it finally got to the part where he...
    amrl13 amrl13 18-21 3 Responses May 23, 2012

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    Trying to Be Strong

    This is our 2nd deployment, and this time isn't any easier than the first.. I am trying to keep my self occupied and everything.. It doesn't seem to be working yet lol .. I am re-doing my house and everything.. It makes me sad because this is the time when we would argue...
    DogTagKindaGirl DogTagKindaGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2009

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    I am home while my Marine is away.

    And this is his first deployment. We FaceTime on a regular basis but sometimes with the time difference being off. We sometimes go hours and hours without speaking. So this first week has been very hard and I just want to know what makes it any easier on others that have gone...
    angelbaby187 angelbaby187 22-25, F Aug 1

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