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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Today marks the 47th day of his deployment.... For some reason it feels like just yesterday that I was in his arms. Babe please come back home soon.
    AMarinesGirl0401 AMarinesGirl0401 22-25, F Nov 4

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    I am going through my first deployment its been almost a month since my bf left, but I haven't heard from him in 2 weeks, on our last email he told me he was a few days away from...
    kimberlyndelgado16 kimberlyndelgado16 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am going through my first deployment its been almost a month since my bf left, but I haven't heard from him in 2 weeks, on our last email he told me he was a few days away from...
    kimberlyndelgado16 kimberlyndelgado16 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am going through my first deployment its been almost a month since my bf left, but I haven't heard from him in 2 weeks, on our last email he told me he was a few days away from...
    kimberlyndelgado16 kimberlyndelgado16 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am going through my first deployment its been almost a month since my bf left, but I haven't heard from him in 2 weeks, on our last email he told me he was a few days away from...
    kimberlyndelgado16 kimberlyndelgado16 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    being apart from him sucks and especially since I'm pregnant with our first child but him being able to text me almost every night helps me deal with him not being here physically...
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F Nov 4

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    I sent her three care packages last week; two for her birthday, and one for silliness to make her smile. I am curious as to when they will arrive, but I am already mailing out two...
    rwright1 rwright1 22-25, F Nov 11

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    I know I'm gonna ruffle a few feathers with this but I need to vent and say it. I'm not trying to come off as a ***** but this Is what my opinion and really don't care who likes it...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 29

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    Yeah I do. I think Global Warming is a good thing. This world is so cold & being outside at night, it is so cold here it can & has for many caused hypothermia. And as our gas and...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M Nov 13

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    Why? Why must I be this way? Why must I feel so much pain 24/7? Why must I have this excruciating pain in my heart? Why must i still be surviving? Why must I care? Why can't I just...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to be really good at living my life and not just letting it pass me by. I've been a lot of places, met a lot of people, seen a lot of things, and experienced my life the...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi ladies...I need some feedback and I really appreciate honesty with what I might be facing. I've been with my soldier for a year but I've known him for several. We made it...
    406bigsky 406bigsky 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    Me and my wife are both active duty enlisted members in the Navy. Separated by several states, yet due to our orders, neither one of us will be going on deployment unless we re...
    Erildhel Erildhel 22-25, M Oct 30

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    My boyfriend and I have only been dating since mid August and he will be deploying in or around February. I don't get to see him or talk to him often as of lately (currently it's...
    aneat aneat 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    Airforce girlfriend here... We met after he'd been thru basic and all that jazz and was stationed in my home town. And while Ive obviously know he was in the military all this...
    fairyprincess514 fairyprincess514 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    36 more days till he's home for Christmas. I'm beyond excited. I can't wait to just be in his arms. I'm excited even though his deployment starts in January. I'm ready to get the...
    armygirlfriend2007 armygirlfriend2007 18-21, F Nov 12

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    Well my guy and I got back together a little while ago. Our breakup was over something that we've been able to work past and talk out. Now, that we're back together I'm realizing...
    ieatboysz ieatboysz 22-25, F Nov 12

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    So we talked for 3 hours last night which makes that the longest we have talked since he left on deployment. I made him guess his Christmas gift cause he wanted to know what it was...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Breathing for pals. And mom. And nieces. Posting for sanity. And relief. Helping others to be productive. And avoid stagnating in sadness. Am i stronger...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Oct 23

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    So I decided I'd post this to try to get attention and make people feel bad for me because pity is attractive. When I was just a baby it's when the docs told my mother "lil...
    fhchfh663 fhchfh663 70+, T Oct 25

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    You are a waterfall waiting inside a well And you are a wrecking ball before the building fell And every lightning rod has gotta watch the storm cloud come And I heard of pious...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M Oct 25

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    I realize life is full of many things... People arent that all the same... Each of us are different... Each of us has their own special strategy of living... Surviving ... Seeking...
    SoRandomSam SoRandomSam 16-17, F Oct 25

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    I want to change. I want to be living, really living and not just surviving. I feel like I lost my way at some point and now I feel lost. I wanna find my way back again.. I want to...
    kangaroo02 kangaroo02 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I heard a story years ago about a young girl who lost her family in a plane crash in North America somewhere. I'm sure this story is from the '70's. After the funerals were over...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 28

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    Rap is a style of musical poetry. With stanzas created from our experiences in life I like to think up rhymes in solidarity with the poets. Telling the story of how you deal with...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 28

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    I understand “feeling lonely” and recently I have found strength in the realization that feeling lonely is just that…a feeling. Feeling lonely is an ephemeral feeling that...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I understand “feeling lonely” and recently I have found strength in the realization that feeling lonely is just that…a feeling. Feeling lonely is an ephemeral feeling that...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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