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I Am the Girlfriend, Fiance, Or Wife of a United States Marine

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    Ah!!!! I'm So Freaking Happy!!!!!!!

    The best thing ever just happened!!!!! So as everyone knows Alex has been at boot camp for about a month now. And just like 5 min ago I got a call from a weird number and it was him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His DI let him make a call. He sounded so hoarse but it was AMAZING to hear his...
    Af10645 Af10645 16-17, F 18 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    So I was wondering how all of this stuff works

    being a girlfriend to a marine. My boyfriend leave in about 5 months and I'm getting worried because I don't know how any of this stuff works when I get to talk to him when he comes home and for how long and stuff like this...Plz help!!!!
    cholrach cholrach 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    For The New Gals...how To Survive Your Boyfriend Leaving For Usmc Bootcamp.

    Hey girls. My name is Oakley. My boyfriend graduated from USMC bootcamp on January 11th, and is currently in his second phase of training. I thought I would write this blog and hopefully answer any questions you have. First off, even though 3 months seems like a long time, it...
    MarineGirlfriend3002 MarineGirlfriend3002 18-21, F 29 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    it's the little things I love.

    it's him walking around his squad bay at camp gieger while he facetimes me introducing me to all his friends. it's the guys in his platoon that see me on FaceTime and say things like "is that your girlfriend? tell her I said goodnight ma'am" it's him half asleep,but he still...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    I heard that when he goes to mos schooling he

    won't be able to leave base unless it's with family or a wife .. Is that true?
    JusstJusstinee JusstJusstinee 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Most Importantly, Remember Opsec. (please Read.)

    I've seen a handful of girls since I joined here posting to specific details and violating OPSEC (operation security) of deployments. My point of this post is NOT to lecture any women that is trying to express their feelings, but to inform them of OPSEC. When OPSEC is violated...
    Jordan29Palms Jordan29Palms 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    Things I've Learned && An Update

    Being in a relationship with my Marine has taught me a few things: Friends: -who are not in the same situation often do not know what to say, and tend to say the wrong things unintentionally. let it go. -who know what you're going through are great for advice, and always...
    Lexie19 Lexie19 22-25, F 13 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    I just had one of the best nights of my life

    but on the way home tonight I couldn't help but wishing he was there with me. I'm terrified that he won't get a phone call tomorrow-it's his first weekend at MCT and I'm hoping and praying they'll give him a phone call
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I see a lot of girls calling their Marine,

    "Soldier".. Marines are not soldiers. They are simply Marines..
    LovemyMarine1221 LovemyMarine1221 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2014

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    The internet seems to be my new stand-in lover

    for when I feel abandoned and unloved by my real one. Can't talk to anyone about how I feel so I get on the internet to try to distract myself or find strangers to talk to. I feel like crying but no tears will come out. How frustrating is that? Happens a lot lately.
    AnonyB AnonyB 18-21, F a week ago

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    I Love My Marine

    Being married to a Marine isn't the easiest thing to do. It can be a pain that is for sure. You never know when he's coming home and then they get deployed and you don't know when they are coming home. But it's worth every moment. I wouldn't trade it for nothing in the world. I...
    Derekswife Derekswife 26-30, F 13 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    I'm going in for a job interview

    and can't decide whether I should ask for Saturday's or Sunday's off based on my mans liberty. He's about to go to MOS school, and I don't know which day would be best to ask off to go see him. Suggestions?
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    What a beautiful Saturday with my Marine in The

    John F. Kennedy Center! I love him more and more everyday!!! I always make me smile. I'm happy to have him in my life!!!
    PaulineLe PaulineLe 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    emmatee emmatee 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24, 2014

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    You are all beautiful.

    And even if you didn't hear from him today he loves you and he's thinking about you all the time.
    Kendykay Kendykay 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    Hi I was wondering how you all coped

    while your s/o's were away at MCT. It's been two days and not hearing his voice or talking to him is killing me. I feel empty and will do anything to make the time pass faster.
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    every night he used to text me 'good night my

    darling' and the night before he left he finally told me that it came from a song, Sleep Well, Darling by Secrets. He sang it to me and I downloaded it and listen to it every night before going to bed💘
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Hey everyone I'm looking

    for girls that can relate obviously because no one I know can. I'd love to get to know more girls on here and it'd be cool to actually know some girls when I go down to visit my bf. anywho message me if you wanna chat I'm very outgoing and love meeting new people! :)
    Lexxxy30 Lexxxy30 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2014

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    has anyone else argued a lot with their SO over

    deployment? it seems like we argue all the time and we are almost half way done with our 6month deployment! its exhausting but we never had any of this before deployment! words of encouragement needed!
    futuremrslaker1 futuremrslaker1 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I need advice please.

    I'm a new marine girlfriend and my boyfriend who has been a good friend of mine for 3 years left for MCT at camp Lejune today. When he went we were under the impression that he would be allowed to have his phone. I got a frantic text from him saying they were taking it and then...
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Homecoming Reality

    I'm not sure why people don't talk about the realities of homecoming and adjusting to life, love and relationships, post-deployment, but it's something people need to hear. Homecoming is the most amazing moment you will ever experienced. There's something to be said about...
    Storm25 Storm25 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    Usmc Love Handbook :)

    I got this from another group and i absolutely loved it!!the person that posted this said they found it on google :)its sooo perfect <3USMC Girlfriend Handbook1.Don’t count on anything.2.Don’t listen to anyone on the outside. All you will get is negative remarks, which...
    HanGayle14 HanGayle14 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    I had to share this. my boyfriend was drunk

    last night, couldn't help but laugh and find this adorable!
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F Apr 11

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    It's one of those nights again.

    Where I just lay down and look through our pictures and try really hard not to cry. So far it isn't working. I think this is my favorite picture because usually we'll both look at the camera or kiss for pictures but every now and then I get to catch one of the most beautiful...
    hotstreak426 hotstreak426 18-21, F Nov 6, 2014

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    arikaannbolin arikaannbolin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    A Marine Girlfriend's Prayer

    Soo, I was just sitting here bumming around waiting for a call from my marine when I stumbled upon this super dooper cute/tear jerker of a prayer some how. "Dear Lord, before I close my eyes to sleep, I pray thee, Lord, his soul to keep. Keep him here, safe and sound. Keep...
    Paigerina Paigerina 18-21, F 109 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    You Think You Know Me

    You think you know me, but you haven't the slightest clue.I am the brunette standing behind you at the grocery store, eyeing the latest "support our troops" magnet, while flipping through the latest magazine of Cosmopolitan.My thoughts are complicated and my mind is on some...
    llriley0510 llriley0510 26-30, F 10 Responses Apr 11, 2012

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    "Behind every strong Marine,

    there's an even stronger woman who stands behind him, supports him, and loves him with all her heart" Keep staying strong ladies! It's all worth it in the end. Semper Fi
    kenzie11904 kenzie11904 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    zombiebeauty48 zombiebeauty48 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    Right now I'm currently dreading the fact

    that in exactly 3 weeks my bf will be leaving for boot camp... Anyone else have someone leaving for boot camp soon?
    SusanEst4 SusanEst4 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My Marine Husband

    I am married to a Marine. Yeah at times it is a little rough. But when I married him I knew what I was taking on I wasn't just marring him I married the Marine Corps. also. And I am ok with that. I will tell you this you have to be stronger than your Marine. Cause they look at us...
    MARL MARL 18-21, F 23 Responses Jun 4, 2007

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    Today is our anniversary.

    I hope he remembers. I'm afraid that he will forget if I don't remind him. How do I keep my spirit high if he forgets? How do I just say 'oh well, he has a lot on his mind and he still loves me'? Maybe I wont have to say that, maybe he'll prove me wrong. I hope he does prove me...
    AnonyB AnonyB 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    So I've been married to my husband

    for almost four years now. We met when I was 18, still in high school, and I fell so hard for him so so fast. He was 21, and was spending one last week whooping it up at the beach with his friends when he came into the restaurant I was waitressing at. He said it was love at...
    marinesprincess93 marinesprincess93 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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    VGASR VGASR 18-21, F Apr 11

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    Im going to feel so wimpy

    and fat next to him when he gets home...
    AmITheSun AmITheSun 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    kenzie11904 kenzie11904 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I woke up this morning from a dream

    that I got a letter from the marine corps talking about being able to see my bf in May and I woke up thinking that the dream was real and I was searching for the letter in my bed lol
    JusstJusstinee JusstJusstinee 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    8 Tips For Surviving Deployment

    I found this online today and it made me cry. I realized today how rough this is going to be, but also how sure I am that he is worth it. I love him with my entire heart and could not ask for a better marine. 1. Go with the flow and make use of technology (IM, email, pics...
    Shantastic2016 Shantastic2016 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Girlfriend In Need Of Advice

    My boyfriend left for boot camp 2 days ago and I'm beginning to wonder if I'm cut out for this long distance relationship. No matter what I do I feel anxious and scared about my future with him, mostly because of all the stories I've heard. I am really concerned that he will...
    Marywpse Marywpse 18-21 31 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Should I make arrangements to go to his mct

    graduation or should I wait until I can talk to him about it first?
    JusstJusstinee JusstJusstinee 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    CaitDamewood CaitDamewood 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    I've Got Something To Say

    Look ladies, Im not trying to offend anyone at all. You are all great, I read about your lives almost daily, and I feel like I know a lot of you. You are a different breed of girls..strong, faithful, and supportive to your Marine or Recruit..and I love and respect that about all...
    Seizetheday1026 Seizetheday1026 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    It really bothers me

    when people get mad about me calling my boyfriend 'my marine man' or 'my marine'. People get attacked and told that they're just with your boyfriend for his title and you aren't in the marines you can't say that. (If you don't believe me, just check the usmc tag on tumblr for...
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    To All Of You Girls<3

    "You don't know, but I'm the girl who cries every morning, and hopes every night for his safe return. I'm the girl who drags herself out of bed every morning so that he will be proud of her when he comes home. I'm the girl who lies in bed longing for him to be lying next to me...
    elzkeith27 elzkeith27 18-21, F 43 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    this makes me so happy,

    he opened my care package on facetime last night and we talked for 3 hours. I miss him so much but he gets promoted to Lance Corporal today which makes me soooo proud of him and myself for making it this far already. 23 more days!!!
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F Apr 1

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