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I Am the Girlfriend of a Navy Sailor

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    erikamathey erikamathey 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Long Distances

    my sailor and i were close friends all throughout high school and both had crushes on each other the summer after senior year. he left for boot camp and then went to A school in texas (with a short visit back home in between) then he graduated A school and came home two weeks ago...
    Guitardani Guitardani 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    Please help I'm at my wits end.

    Just lately iv been arguing with my boyfriend about everything lately everytime I see him (which isn't a lot) and I'm been awful to him. I feel so stressed and angry and it consumes me so i take it out in him which isn't fair, I love him so much and I hate doing this but I can't...
    ellie91 ellie91 22-25 May 5, 2014

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    Does anyone know how long their break is

    after bootcamp? Do they even get a break?!
    KSecrest KSecrest 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Tonight was a really hard night.

    Even when I hang out with my friends I can't help but feel alone without my sailor. I'm to the point where I'd rather lay in bed crying into my pillow than hang out with my friends and risk thing their night. I just need to know that I'm not alone. I never thought missing him...
    ShiRe94 ShiRe94 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    My sailor is going away tomorrow.

    I'm not usually this emotional when he goes but he'll be away for my birthday this time, I'm just counting the days down until I fly out to go see him again now. Does anyone have any tips for keeping busy when he's away?
    Jessicalouise97 Jessicalouise97 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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    First Full Day

    Today I woke up and there was no messages on my phone, or calls. Today is the first day I am unable to talk to my boyfriend until I hear from him. He left Tuesday morning for bootcamp I took him to the recruiting station and we said our goodbyes. I prefer to call them "see ya...
    KristinVe KristinVe 26-30, F Jun 6, 2013

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    nurseryfox nurseryfox 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    It's For The Bold Not The Fearful

    Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for for a little time with the one they love. It's for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don't see it nearly enough.
    Deanna903 Deanna903 18-21, F Aug 1, 2013

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    I miss him so much. Everything that's happening

    right now is killing me that he's not here to help my through. First my store is closing, were down a manager, I'm transferring to a new store, on top of moving and my gallbladder failing. I can't handle it without him. :(
    wtfdaysi wtfdaysi 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I love him. I really do,

    the hardest thing to do is goodbyes. He's leaving for Virginia, that's not far at all. I'm an emotional wreck, but I know it'll make us stronger. He's taking it harder then I am. I'm sick, really sick and he's more upset he won't be able to be with me through it all. I told him...
    wtfdaysi wtfdaysi 18-21, F Mar 2

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    Hello, my boyfriend is leaving

    for basic in October we just found out I'm pregnant and my due date is in January. He will be in A school when I'm due. I was told he can get in trouble for me being pregnant. Is that true? And is there any way he could be there for the delivery?
    JessesGrl JessesGrl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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    I went and saw the American sniper tonight,

    and it just made me miss my man more and more. I wish he was home ??
    vbrennan0416 vbrennan0416 18-21, F Jan 24

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    He got his estimated orders.

    . I live on the West Coast in Arizona, and he told me he'll be stationed on the East Coast.... More likely Virginia.... Ummmm... Im DESTROYED. Do you know HOW FAR AWAY that is???? I feel like ever since he told me this, I've just been losing hope. I love him, I do. But all of...
    Navysweetheartxo Navysweetheartxo 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    I just found out that

    after being on hold for a month for his A school, my sailor will be coming home 10 weeks from Monday. I can't wait!!! We have been fighting like crazy this past week because we never seem to have our free times line up so we can FaceTime/skype. I'm a little worried about how it...
    ariberrywelch ariberrywelch 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2014

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    Best Day Since He Left

    So yesterday was my sailor's and I's 11 month aversary. I thought I would be bummed out all day and just be in a gloomy mood since my sailor was away at boot camp. Well since it was our 11 months I had woke up early to write a letter and hopefully get it in the mail box before...
    Deanna903 Deanna903 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2013

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    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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    I dont know why mother-in-laws act like this,

    stop acting like im taking your son away from you because thats one thing I would never do, we share one thing in common and thats loving your son. This sucks i seriously dont know how to feel anymore because thats his mom and i know i shouldnt care because he dpesnt care about...
    rejinuuh rejinuuh 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    What About His Letters?

    I finally got the address where my boyfriend is at :D He's in boot camp in Great Lakes. I was so excited because I could finally send him letters, but I read somewhere on the Great Lakes site that they can't send any letters yet. I was just wondering when they're able to send...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    My boyfriend and I have been dating on

    and off for the past two years. He is currently stationed in Norfolk and I live in Texas, but I'm moving to Georgia so I'll only be 8 hours away instead of 23 (Yay!) The problem is, he just joined a year ago, and I'm about to start college, and up until now we've had set days...
    gagagail gagagail 18-21, F Jul 27, 2014

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    My parents think my ldr with him is affecting

    my college grades. I think they're right. I love him but education is also a must, should be prioritized. So confused :(
    PopeyesOlive PopeyesOlive 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    Me: Thinking about you all day.

    You are my man and I am your woman and anything beyond that is a mystery. I miss you beyond any words. And I am proud of you in every way your woman should be. Bf: I love you everyday. It pains me to be without you. I miss you so much it makes me mad. But there is a light...
    ForloveofCurtis ForloveofCurtis 41-45, F Jan 29, 2014

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    I am beyond stressed

    and cried out. My mother and her rude comments are going to soon drive me to my grave. After a year apart, my boyfriend is finally visiting for 10 days and wants me to spend them with him. I brought up to my mom that we are planning on getting engaged in those 10 days and she...
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 1 Response May 29

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    And today he went away

    for another month.. I can't get used to it.. I am starting my new job on the 8th of April, I will be a flight attendant so when he gets back from deployment, I am on a 5 day flight from Amsterdam to Orlando, so we can not see each other a lot. Yesterday we went to the cinema and...
    Babbie01 Babbie01 22-25, F Mar 24, 2014

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    Encouragement!!

    For all of you commited Navy girlfriends out there, I just want to let yall know to never give up! My boyfriend has officially been in the Navy for 7 months! He finished Basic and Aschool, and for the past about 3 months has been stationed 7 hours away from me on a ship that's...
    annacolleen66 annacolleen66 16-17, F 5 Responses May 26, 2012

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    Hunterzero Hunterzero 16-17, F Oct 5, 2014

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    While He'S Away...

    My boyfriend graduated from bootcamp in October 2012, and then he was sent to the Submarine school in Connecticut. He did get two weeks of leave over Christmas which was amazing because I wasn't able to go to his graduation, so I hadn't seen him in four months. Those two weeks...
    bremersgirl bremersgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    rejinuuh rejinuuh 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    My boyfriend and I have only been dating a month

    but ive known him since 6th grade...he's currently stationed in Washington state and im here in St. Louis...never been in a long distance relationship before its a big adjustment and ive never dated anyone in the military. being a airforce brat im used to some things but i think...
    BGisele BGisele 22-25, F Aug 7, 2014

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    My Sailor Stole My Heart

    Hello ladies!! Check out the page that I created on Facebook, please check it out and become a part of the page! I would love to have you! It is a place to get to know other girls going through the same thing you might be going through, share stories, vent, brag, whatever you...
    headcheerleader570 headcheerleader570 18-21, F Jun 26, 2012

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    Did anybody else's boyfriend graduate A-school

    this past Friday in Virginia Beach?? I would love to connect with you girls!
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F Nov 3, 2014

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    My boyfriend has been out at sea

    since January-his return date is THIS WEEK!! I can't believe it--BUT...there is no relief in sight...this means he probably isn't coming home quite yet-We are so close! Missing him so much and just getting so excited.
    waiting4mysailr waiting4mysailr 26-30 Jun 8, 2014

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    Hello ladies and gentlemen,

    My name is Joey and I am the girlfriend of a soon to be Navy Sailor. My boyfriend leaves for boot camp on April 1st I am freaking out. I am trying to be positive and support him in his decision. I am truly proud of him, but I can't help this dark feeling coming over me. We...
    joeymc67 joeymc67 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    So my boyfriend and I have been dating

    for three years. He has been in the Navy since last year and is graduating from power school next week. We've really been talking about getting married after prototype and starting our life together. Im 19 and am in college, have a job, and am paying for a car, and I know that I...
    kenzie2 kenzie2 18-21, F Nov 11, 2014

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    Hello, My boyfriend recently left

    for boot camp. I was just wondering what can I write him to make him feel better, motivated and make him think of me. We have been together for a year already and we love each other very much but we also fight a lot too ;( I believe this will be a good test to see if our love...
    eduran eduran 18-21, F Jun 28, 2014

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    he just found out today

    that he will be sailing for an extra week. unfortionately I leave in just over a week for 4 months apart from him :( thought I would be able to spend my last week before summer with him. sigh .
    thebigtimedreamer thebigtimedreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I just seen my fiancé today

    but why is it so hard to stay away from him for a week I feel soo lost
    angelhaynes angelhaynes 18-21, F Jul 20, 2014

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    This day can not get worse.

    First we get bad news on my health. I need a surgery and now my sailor is upset that he won't be able to be with me when my surgery does happen. :( help
    wtfdaysi wtfdaysi 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    4 Weeks In To The First Deployment, And I Got My First Email!

    .. Or I should say emails! I got 10 at once! I was so happy. I haven't heard from my guy for 4 weeks, and haven't seen him since the beginning of August. It's amazing how much a silly little email can mean. So for those of you out there who haven't heard from him in a while, or...
    3000miles 3000miles 18-21, F Nov 17, 2011

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    Is it just me or do other navy gfs just not

    really care about looking good all the time now that your sailor is away. I personally don't wear make up anymore unless I'm going to an event with family, I dress more relaxed, and my hair spends more time in a bun then anything. I just feel like the person I got dressed up for...
    tetznavygirl tetznavygirl 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    I can take the distance from him bc he asks it

    of me, I can take the long lonely nights without him being at home, I can even accept the way the navy can reach into our lives and change his leave dates etc..., But I can't take hearing him sad and home sick. It tears me apart and I don't know how to help him other than...
    ForloveofCurtis ForloveofCurtis 41-45, F Apr 25, 2014

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    I feel like it's Christmas already!

    !!! My man called tonight and right away said "Did I ever tell you that you are beautiful?" OMG. My heart melted!! :) He loves me with no doubt but he isn't the kind to say "I love you" every time we talk so this was really sweet to hear :) Even though he is in the navy, he is...
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F Dec 18, 2014

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    Well, things are hard

    for us again. We are fighting for no reason. I really do not understand what has gotten into him lately.
    ProudNavyMAGirlfriend ProudNavyMAGirlfriend 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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