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I Am Surviving Deployment

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    My boyfriend and I have been together

    for 4 years. Even though we have dealt with long distance before we have never experienced deployment until now. I'm trying so hard to stay strong but we have only been separated for 4 days and knowing I won't see him until next year makes my stomach hurt.
    Birdy0922 Birdy0922 22-25, F Jun 11

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    Really Depressed About Everything

    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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    My Story

    This is my first time dating someone in the service and we are surviving our first deployment together. It is alot harder than i ever imagined. Id say the hardest part about it is when he gets real deppressed and and stressed out with everything going on there its hard to stay...
    TankersPrincess TankersPrincess 16-17, F Jul 22, 2008

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    His Mood

    I don't know if anyone going throw what I am going throw but here it is .My boyfriend been station out of the united states for a year .The time he was he was having a hard time adjusting and being away from me telling me how there someone better for me and stuff .I keep pushing...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Feb 25, 2012

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    Deployment

    I have been dating my marine for 5 months now, we have had our problems but I love him like crazy! Now that things are going good and we are back on track... I just found out that hes being deployed next week....idk what to do:(
    marinelove14 marinelove14 18-21 1 Response Nov 20, 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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    I didn't make it. My marine just left me

    because he had a change of heart. 😩
    angelbaby187 angelbaby187 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    5 Months Untile I Can See Him Again

    Latly it been so hard .I been doing this for so long .I havent seen him for almost 2 year which is sometimes hard on me other times its not .I know we all have our breaking point but everyday I feel like I am couting down the days untile he comes home.Im trying to stay busy with...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F May 21, 2012

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    Hurry Up Feb!

     Hey, So this is me and my fiances first deployment together. He's currently in Iraq been there 2 months now so we have 132 days to go til he leaves. It's quite hard, but you have the good and bad days which i'm sure you all know about. We plan to get married when he...
    MaryBeth0521 MaryBeth0521 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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    Depressed Deployed Boyfriend

    My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost a year now and he has been deployed for six months. He is very introverted and doesn't like to socialize. Unfortunately, on top of that, he doesn't like anyone in his unit. He does a job that has him sitting in a jeep for the whole...
    DKstrong DKstrong 22-25, F Nov 17, 2013

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    1 Month Left Of Deployment !!!!!

    My bf has 1 month left of deployment .I cant wait for it to be over with so all the weight over my shoulder just disaprear.It will take him 2 weeks for him to get back to his station then I have to wait a month for him to come home for a month which I only had 2 last time .I...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Jun 29, 2012

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    How To Keep Strong

    How am I supposed to stay strong when I'm not sure whats going to happen? I just get so lonely. and I have no one to talk to about it. Whenever I bring it up with my friends, they dont understand. I just hope he appreciates all the hurt and loneliness I'm feeling, all for him...
    alyssabraun alyssabraun 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    On Break Or No When He Say He Need Time

    my boyfriend in the military .I have not seen him for a year and couple months .He deployed and he comes home in 6 months .He broke up with me before but one min he say I want to be with you the next tell me he dont .I know he stressed really easy .We did get back togeather we...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Mar 17, 2012

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    Suport Group For Deployments

    Hey USMC ladies my page is a suport group for girlfriends who are going through thier first deployment! Please join & share your experience! :)http://www.facebook.com/pages/Semper-Fi-Ladies/174758205903833
    ppkub ppkub 18-21, F Feb 26, 2011

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    Deployment....

    My boyfriend just left for aghan today and i am really depressed. This is my first time having a soldier as a boyfriend. soDoes that feeling ever go away?
    crazichic1388 crazichic1388 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    Our 1st Deployment

    My baby is on deployment in Iraq for a year. The 1st 6 months have passed and we've had the 2 weeks R&R which were amazing. I had worries about whether he would still love me the same but when I met him at the airport we just fitted back together like we always had. One...
    Fredsgirl Fredsgirl 36-40, F Dec 4, 2009

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    Almost Half Way Through

    I am on month six, during this, me and my soldiers first deployment of thirteen or fourteen months. By the time he gets home he will have missed both my twentieth and twenty first birthdays. Also, if they keep him the full fourteen months he will also miss both our first and...
    alyssabraun alyssabraun 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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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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    Coming Home Soon !!!

    Even though he be home in a few months sometimes things are hard for me .When I need him the most its not like I can call him or tell him to come over.I never had a normal reationship before he went into the military where he be home all the time or had a first date or anything...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6, 2012

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    Hey

    im on my first long 7 month deployment ive done the 1-3 month deployments but this one is so much longer and so much tougher than the others! idk what i would do if i was alone! i have many thoughts going through my head and im still hoping he will be the same and love me just as...
    chel0820 chel0820 18-21, F Sep 20, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I am staying deployment strong. I love you baby forever and always 😘
    AMarinesGirl0401 AMarinesGirl0401 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Okay so let me tell you about my story... I basically call him my boyfriend even though we've never fully titled it. (Long story) He currently lives in North Carolina and I live in...
    DifferentStory228 DifferentStory228 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Gluon lasting, I'm a survivor
    Bja1234 Bja1234 31-35, M Oct 8

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    my husband is getting deployed soon , is there like a website that tells me what I can and cannot send in a care package and how big the should or shouldn't be ?
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I can't believe it's almost gonna be November already & I get to see my best friend/love of my life soon! I honestly did not think I could do it but here I am almost 3 weeks into...
    atadas12 atadas12 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    The closer the days come the more reality is hitting me and I'm getting nervous but excited to see him. I can't believe 6 months has blown by so quick. This deployment had a lot of...
    caligurl1231 caligurl1231 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My marine jut left for pre deployment training. I'm so proud of him but I can't help but wonder how he is feeling throughout all of this... He doesn't really like to talk about it...
    DifferentStory228 DifferentStory228 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Ok I know I posted about OPSEC already once today but with all the Isis stuff going on we really must be careful so here's a more indepth thing about I found from another girl from...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been asked this question a lot recently (from men, mostly), what's the purpose of having love in your life? If someone is perfectly content being single, what's the point of...
    chloeloveactually chloeloveactually 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I'm seeing a therapist; have been for awhile. She's trying to help me work through trauma from my past. There's a lot of it, but there's hope my mind can be freed of some of the...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Monday. Victory list. Havent erased me. Or others. Am free. Got pals. Got overpriced smartphone. Got ep. Got trailer. Hunting gold with mentor...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 29

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    Well there nothing like being original!!! Yeah ..being someone's second rated copy isnt worth...So better take the responsibility of yourself and work on yourself!! It sucks at...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Ok ladies so apparently I come off as too harsh. Well let me tell you again. I'm not gonna sugar coat anything!! This life is hard and you have to have thick skin to deal with it...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 8

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    Sooooo been reading a lot on here about soldiers not contacting their girls and it hurting feelings. Just wanted to address how I see it. I went through a man who went through...
    amcgarity amcgarity 22-25 1 Response Sep 25

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    Ladies I am doing alittle better, things are straightening back out and I am slowly coming back to you. I am gonna say this now that at times things I will say may sound harsh but...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F Sep 26

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    Okay ladies, I desperately need your help.... You've all seen and heard of the adventures of my soldier and I...but there has been a new development. Before I got back together...
    StdntNurseJay StdntNurseJay 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 27

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    If you tell where he is going...he may not get there! OPSEC /PERSEC For the veterans to refresh and for the newbies to learn, please take time to read this important information...
    HoneybeeUSMgf HoneybeeUSMgf 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    So, I've been told by a few of my coworkers who have boyfriends/fiancées'/ husbands in the service, that their relationship with their bf changed after the first deployment. They...
    ieatboysz ieatboysz 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Last night well actually early hours of this morning I received a msg from my boyfriend so I got up and responded because I don't get to speak as often as I did as he is now on...
    Hannahhlouiise Hannahhlouiise 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Today I'm feel really emotional. My Airman hadn't left for his deployment yet, but he is away doing military business. I feel like him being away is giving me my first taste of...
    ieatboysz ieatboysz 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    My boyfriend and I met 2 weeks before he left for basic training for the United States Air Force. I was in my first semester of a grueling graduate program which takes a minimum of...
    aelle88 aelle88 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    this upcoming deployment has me stressed and worried for a numerous reasons. 1.)his safety and how he'll be in danger 2.) he just had his appendix removed 3 weeks ago and he isn...
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    So I am happy to say that I did get to see my man yesterday!!! This after having been disappointed on Saturday by him getting called in. However yesterday almost didn't happen...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    Feeling like a huge sap tonight. Ha! What else is new?! :P I was sitting here realizing that in 4 months of relationship, I've seen my boyfriend a total of 10 days and I have never...
    myairborneheart myairborneheart 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi, ladies...I need a little advice/feedback. I've been an army girlfriend for just about a year now. My guy got back from a deployment (his third in four years) a few months ago...
    406bigsky 406bigsky 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    While it’s been like FOREVER since I last wrote on here – it’s insane actually!! I’m assuming there’s a ton of people I haven’t met and come to think of it I’m...
    Storm25 Storm25 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    “The Bible is a supernatural, spiritual, sovereign, surviving, sustaining, super-charged book about my Savior.” Adrian Rogers
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    "THE MUD HOLE - The Story of a Premonition" Thursday evening to Friday morning, 1st November 2013 (after Halloween) I woke up, after a disturbing dream. In my dream, there was...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Sep 20

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    "THE MUD HOLE - The Story of a Premonition" Thursday evening to Friday morning, 1st November 2013 (after Halloween) I woke up, after a disturbing dream. In my dream, there was...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Sep 20

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