I Don't Know How to Deal With the Upcoming Deployment

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    It's Only Been A Week...

    a week ago today the love of my life was deployed, and in 12 days we will be celebrating our 6 month anniversary apart :(.... now i thought i knew what i was getting into but boy was i wrong. i knew it would be tough but i had no idea it would be this hard. the first day i was...
    nicmor nicmor
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2011

    My Heart Breaks A Little More Every Day

    He leaves in less than two weeks. Exact day I'm not sure of yet. I've heard july 4th but he hasn't told me for sure. We are long distance. A year of corresponding via text messages and emails. I've been with him 3 times. Last year for post deployment, during xmas holidays and...
    lunatuna9 lunatuna9
    22-25, F
    Jun 23, 2012

    He Leaves In Two Days

    wow its that time again i leave to go home tomorrow but he leaves in two day to go out to sea i hate tis time even more cause he wont have a cell phone we found out that it would be $1.99 per minute and he just told me today that they dont know if the email is gonna...
    skysthelimit skysthelimit
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 18, 2009

    He's Leaving Dec. 3rd...

    My boyfriend/fiance is leaving next week for 1 year to Korea. We have only been together since January of this year. When we found out that he was being sent there we were both shocked considering he had a less than 1% chance to get deployed there. So finding out this news we...
    SoonToBeMrsB SoonToBeMrsB
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2009

    My wonderful boyfriend will be leaving soon

    for his first deployment. However, this is my first deployment too and I have no idea how to handle it. All that I know is that he's leaving the day of our nine month anniversary and I'm going to be devastated. If anyone has pointers on how to handle the deployments, PLEASE send...
    lkm002387 lkm002387
    18-21, F
    Mar 15

    This is the first deployment my boyfriend is

    going on and I don't know how I am going to be able to handle limited communication and not seeing him for 9 months. Any advice or insight?
    scarlettavery scarlettavery
    22-25, F
    Jan 11, 2015

    Iraq

    My boyfriend is going to Iraq in February. It's his second deployment so I know he already knows what it is going to be like, but I don't. This is the first time I've been dating a military guy during deployment. Anyone have suggestions for me?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Sep 21, 2008

    Jus Left Sunday

    My Boyfriend and i have only been together for 7 1/2 months...for me that is a long relationship. I can honestly say I love him he is so much different than anyother guy i have been with. When his deployment date got moved from feb. 2010 to this month it was super hard to deal...
    Bksnnfam Bksnnfam
    18-21
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2009

    Will Deploy This Summer

    My husband will deploy this summer. This our first,we have been married 10 yrs and we dont spend alot of time apart so I know as it gets closer it is going to be hard. Any advice on how to get through 15months without the other half of you?
    Mominindy4 Mominindy4
    36-40
    1 Response Apr 14, 2009
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