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I Am the Girlfriend of a Navy Sailor

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    Only 4+ weeks till my sailor comes home

    for a week long visit. I'm excited and scared at the same time and I don't know why I'm scared.
    ForloveofCurtis ForloveofCurtis 41-45, F Feb 16

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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

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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 18-21, F Mar 24

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    So he is gone. Yesterday he left

    and i had severe mood swings throughout the day. Today is not like that but almost worse. I am really sad and this depression just kind of is hanging on me. Does it ever get better?
    NavySwingDancingGirl NavySwingDancingGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Please tell me if im been too sensitive

    but my grandma died 6 days ago and iv been in pieces. Luckily for me my boyfriend was allowed home this weekend and was able to comfort me. He told me he told his mum a few days ago that my grandma died and she hasn't even sent me a message or anything about it and i'm very...
    ellie91 ellie91 22-25 Feb 16

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    My boyfriend graduates from basic in April

    and then will be in San Antonio for a school. He is training to be a corpsman. I am going to Great Lakes to attend the graduation ceremony, but I was also planning on trying to visit him while he is in Texas this summer. Does anyone know the likelihood of him getting liberty on...
    SailorsGirl2014 SailorsGirl2014 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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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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    Just Starting Out

    Okay so I'm 18 and my boyfriend is at boot camp and we're already talking about marriage and how i could go wherever he gets based at, yet i'm not sure if i want to get married so soon but i can't do long distance relationship, its already hard enough that he's at boot camp with...
    mtran101 mtran101 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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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

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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

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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

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    Heyy everyone I'm wanting to join the army

    reserves,I'm just wondering if you or anyone you know are in the army reserves and if you know how often you have to work and be deployed etc. any information you may have I would be very grateful. Thanks
    ellie91 ellie91 22-25 Jan 30

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    My Sailor Gave Me An Sti

    We've been together for two and a half years and hes currently stationed on a ship across the country. Ive always thought of our relationship as great we have wonderful communication and trust well atleast i thought so. Recently he came home for the holidays and of course we made...
    Tarae Tarae 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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    The excitement I felt about my sailor coming

    home for a visit has been epic. But now with 11 days to go till he's here all our plans have changed. The disappointment and heartache I'm feeling is unbearable and I don't know if I can bear it. Help me Lord in losing it!!!!!!!!!
    ForloveofCurtis ForloveofCurtis 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    First Phone Call! (over Thinking, Hopefully) :,(

    I just got my first phone call from my boy tonight, and I'm really excited to that he called me, but i feel awful that I got shy and the conversation seemed like it was kind of strained! I just don't want him to think that I don't want to talk to him or that I don't miss him! I...
    kenzie1115 kenzie1115 18-21, F 3 Responses May 3, 2011

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    New Navy Website!

    Hello ladies. My friend Becca and I are in the process of making a Navy Girlfriend / fiance / wife website. I would like to put some of you Navy girl's pictures on the site. Pictures of you, or you & your sailor & you can send it along with you and your boy's name and...
    Kelliiiii Kelliiiii 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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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

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    Tough Situation

    My name is Kerry, I am 19 and my boyfriend's name is John, also 19, so far we have been dating for 3 months and by the time he leaves for bootcamp we will be together for 4 months. It may not seem that long, in fact it's not, but we have a very speacial bond and I love him dearly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 24, 2011

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    My Sailor

    Yesterday I received the best news! I found out he sent a letter home with the address to where he is, and I also found out when his graduation is which is Oct 4th! Is anybody else boyfriend graduation that day in Great Lakes, IL? He put my name on the list to go to his...
    succesfulDee succesfulDee 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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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 16-17, F Jul 20

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    Can She Really Be This Negative?

    I have to start from the beginning. I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year now and ever since we started dating, my mom has disapproved. I barley started college and I don't have enough money to move out (I would've done it a long time ago if I could) Anyway, my mom is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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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

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    What would you do if this were you.

    I am just trying to see if I'm overreacting or not. I have been dating my sailor since last May and there are a list of things that have been going on these past few months that are starting to make me think we are getting close to the end of this relationship. Everything was...
    whit3050 whit3050 18-21, F Feb 14

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    Help!!!!!!!!!!'

    Does anyone know if it matters to have the name of ship your sailor is on. Like I sent him letters to his ship number and division etc.of his address. But not the ship name when will he get them? I already got his first letter yesterday. And I haven't him letters way before. It...
    jessbaby21 jessbaby21 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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    My Sailor In Fmtb

    Hey Ladies, Just wondering if anyone else was dating a Navy hospital Corpsman. My sailor is a corpsman and just started FMTB training and it's really putting some wear and tear on our relationship. I'm just looking for anybody who's gone through, or is going through, the same...
    allie312 allie312 18-21, F 13 Responses Mar 29, 2011

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    I Haven't Heard From Him In A Little Over A Week...

    I missed his phone call and now I don't know when I will hear from him again. It's first deployment and It's def. been tough. I love him though more than anything and I have never felt this way about a guy before in my life it's just something that I know is right and I'm not...
    victoriastanley9281 victoriastanley9281 18-21, F Jan 9, 2012

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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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    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F Aug 12

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    They Are Sending Him Back to the Boat. What Next?

    After a year of dating, the Navy is sending my boyfriend back to the boat. He will be 10 hours away from me and I don't know what to do next. To start, I went into complete shock when I heard about this. It was the worst feeling and I hope to never experience anything...
    Luna2121 Luna2121 26-30 1 Response Aug 20, 2009

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    Struggling

    So my sailor and I have been together through bootcamp and have a week of his school left to go. We fight constantly and I'm not sure what to do lately. I need advice maybe someone has been here. It's just been the last couple weeks of rough patch but before that we were great.
    brittneylove555 brittneylove555 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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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

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    He Left For Boot Camp Today. <3

    My boyfriend left today. I am sad but happy. I will stay positive and wait for his first letter so I can send him more. I miss him so much. But I am so proud of him. I love you baby.
    jessbaby21 jessbaby21 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    My boyfriend left on the 8th of January!

    Any clue how long graduation day is and how long i get to stay? Also he is going to San Antonino (texas) for a medic any idea how that is so i know how long i can visit on Graduation please help if you have any information please?? That is where his A school is he is in the...
    Stephhlynnn Stephhlynnn 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    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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    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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    Hey ladies, like all of you I am the girlfriend

    of a sailor! Feel free to follow me on twitter if y'all would like! I think it would help us get to know each other :) username is kelseyynicoleeb
    kelseyynicoleeb kelseyynicoleeb 18-21, F Jan 9

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    I love him so much. The idea of dropping my life

    and moving around with him from base to base is so scary. Does anyone have any success stories? Or at least know what it's like?
    Hippiegirl7 Hippiegirl7 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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

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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 3 Responses Jul 31

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    He leaves in 4 days. I am a hot mess of

    emotions. Someone tell me this gets easier. I need some encouragement or what to expect. What to do while he is away. Ughhhh 😩😩😩
    1027tnt 1027tnt 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    question.

    this might be weird, i know.. but does anyone else find comfort in watching and reading vidoes about what our men do? I find myself on youtube a lot watching tributes and videos dedicated to the military and it makes me feel close to my boy when I miss him because I'm watching...
    Kelliiiii Kelliiiii 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 12, 2009

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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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    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

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    anyone in the NY/CT area?

    Im new to the military life and would like to make some new friends :)
    smRose smRose 18-21, F Apr 16

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    Overseas... =/

    my boyfriend and I met in middle school and we stayed friends until we got together the summer after high school graduation! we have now been together since September 4,2007! we have definitely been through alot together and have always been there for eachother which is great! he...
    BAMlover89 BAMlover89 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    My Sailor sent me a picture of a men's wedding ring that he found today :) apparently he's just as anxious as I am... Sadly, not for another 2.5 year :p
    FMP08 FMP08 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I joined the Navy 2 years ago and within those 2 years I've experienced stupidity, hypocrisy, and bullying. The Navy may have taken steps to end hazing but there's still a lot of...
    CowgirlBebop CowgirlBebop 18-21, F Sep 17

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    I would say I've officially been a navy girlfriend for about 9 months now. It has been a bumpy road these past 9 months and even bumpier before that. I found myself asking if I...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    My sailor and I were always long distance, even before he went into the Navy. So seeing him a little bit at a time is normal in our relationship. We made it through bootcamp like...
    shelbilynn1 shelbilynn1 18-21 1 Response Sep 2