I Have A Boyfriend Going To Afghanistan

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    Going Away

    Hey, I have been with my boyfriend for 8 month now, he's in the army and has been away for half of the relationship training for afghanistan, he's due to be deployed but not till May next year, i'm worrying already and thinking whether were strong enough to get through it, i...
    hollieuk hollieuk
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2009

    Private Beach <3

    My Soldier, Jared, has been gone for almost a month now. I miss him more and more everyday. We get to talk a lot for him being gone. Almost every day he texts or calls me. Sometimes to just let me know that he's thinking about me and loves me, other times, We just talk. I am...
    alyssabraun alyssabraun
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 21, 2011

    Tips From My Boyfriend

    So in one month my boyfriends leaves for deployment :-/... We've spoken quite extensively about what he wants while he's there and at the top of the list: PICTURES & LETTERS above anything else. WHAT TO SEND: Beef jerky Hot chocolate Candy Tea Baby wipes** Ziploc bags (the...
    Sassychef23 Sassychef23
    31-35, F
    Nov 26, 2012


    I just made a new group on facebook!   http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112416655454309&ref=nf
    deleted deleted
    Apr 12, 2010

    New To The Group!

    My boyfriend is about to deploy VERY soon. Last night was the last time I'll see him for almost a year. I'm not sure how I'm going to handle this. I've been trying to find people who know what I'm going through and can help me through these LONG 9 months. Also, I don't really...
    Mamarella1215 Mamarella1215
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2012

    What Do You Say When....

    So As I posted before, my boyfriend is being sent to Afghanistan before the end of next month. This is the hardest time for me because I think once he is gone I will be able to focus on just getting through the days and knowing that each night when I go to bed I will be one step...
    bertdvm bertdvm
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 13, 2011

    Advice For People Going Through Deployments (early Stages)

    Hello everyone. My boyfriend who is a Marine and I have been together for 6 years. He's been in Afghanistan for 5 months and he'll be back soon. It's definitely a hard experience, especially if you don't have anyone around you that understands the military or deployment. For...
    icedlemon icedlemon
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Aug 20, 2010

    What Not To Say To A Military Girlfriend:

    Do you miss him? No. I love being alone. The silence is warming. I enjoy cuddling with my pillow. My boyfriend is out of town on business, I know how you feel. Yes I hear there is a huge mortar problem in Michigan. Aren't you afraid he'll die? No, I had actually forgotten that...
    bgwynn94 bgwynn94
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 4, 2012

    My Marine Is Deploying March 2010

    hello, I'm Shannon. and I wanted to make a group just for people who have boyfriends or husbands going to/or is in Afghanistan now.. Chris has been to Iraq 3 times.. and now he is about to go to Afghanistan! I have been with him through one deployment and now this one...
    deleted deleted
    18 Responses Nov 8, 2009

    2 Weeks More To Hold Him...

    Till he leaves for Afghanistan. It is weird, but I already feel lonely. A good friend of mine gave me some advice today, "Let yourself cry at the end of the day, even a soldier has their moments. Eventually you will stop crying at night, and begin smiling and looking forward to...
    mashleysue mashleysue
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2012

    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

    Should I Move On ?

    I met my boyfriend not ex boyfriend in high school .We started to date while he was on leave .Before we seen each other in person again as bf and gf throw text he told me he wanted to get engaged.Then when he was home everything was fine but 3 days he dident come see me becuase...
    kellner27 kellner27
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2012

    Searching For A Little Strength...

    My boyfriend and I have been best friends for a long time. Finally, our lives were in a place where we both had the courage to act on our feelings and be together. Unfortunately, three days ago he got a call that he'll be leaving for Afghanistan as an Army medic in about a month...
    hannah1851 hannah1851
    18-21, F
    May 18, 2012

    My Boyfriend Just Found Out He's Getting Deployed....

    My boyfriend just texted me last night and said he was getting deployed...I was in shock that it would happen so soon into our relationship. It'll be a month on the 8th of this month , and even tho its only been a month I love him so much. I asked him where he was getting...
    T090810L T090810L
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    Frustrated By "thank A Veteran" Days...

    This might sound super trivial, but since its only about an hour and a half into 9/11 and its happening already I want to see if this bothers anyone else with close ties to the military. I hate it how 3 days out of the year (memorial day, veterans day, and 9/11) everyone decides...
    tjschira tjschira
    Sep 11, 2012

    My Boyfriend Deployed

    Hi im Ashley my boyfriend is currently in Afghanistan hes been there for almost a month and a half for a 7 month deployment "hopefully" we all know the Marine Corps it can always change. We have been together for almost 8 months but we've known eachother for 3 years he...
    PrincessAce1206 PrincessAce1206
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Nov 9, 2009

    Care Packages

    Hi guys! It's been a while since I posted on here. The deployment is going well so far - we talk as often as he can, but right now he's out on a week long mission, so I haven't spoken to him since last Thursday! :( One more day (hopefully!) Anyway - I've gotten into this habit...
    andreagene andreagene
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2012

    My Boyfriend Has Just Left For Afghanistan

    My lovely boyfriend of just over a year has just left for Afghanistan. He is in the UK Royal Marines and will be deployed for 7 months. I said goodbye to him on Saturday (8th Sept) and it was the worst experience of my whole entire life. After saying goodbye, I had this immense...
    arielleswan arielleswan
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2012

    Need Some Advice/help With This

    Ok so this might sound odd to some of you but I met my boyfriend on sunday...over the internet. We started chatting in an IM sort of thing and then decided to do a video call. There was an instant connection between us and we talked for at least four hours. The next day I luckily...
    prettypanda117 prettypanda117
    1 Response Mar 25, 2012

    My Other Half Is In Afghanistan.

    three days ago my Soldier left for afghanistan,im so scared and worried. watching armywives doesn't help!its his first time going there so we both been on edge, but i have to keep reminding myselfto keep him strong and as well as myself..any advice that can help is neededxo...
    pebbles788 pebbles788
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 18, 2011

    The Closer It Gets The More I Worry...

    My boyfriend will be deploying December 26th... The closer it gets the more I worry and become nervous. I have been through a deployment before, my brother, but this feels so much different. It might just be the fact that I am older than I was when my brother went, but I'm not...
    slyyx99 slyyx99
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 19, 2012

    22 Days Untile Home

    My boyfriend deployment is done today .He going back to his station then he be home on leave for a month .I have not seen him for 2 years .I made it throw the ups and down the mood swings breaking up getting back togeather.I cant wait to see what comes next for me and him .
    kellner27 kellner27
    18-21, F
    Aug 15, 2012

    Missing My Soldier.. <3

    I'm 18 years old, getting ready to graduate high school. I met my boyfriend two months ago while he was on leave, I had no idea I'd fall in love with him, but I did. He's the best thing that's ever happened to me. He deploys to Afghanistan for 9 months in less than a week, and I...
    cheyenneemariee cheyenneemariee
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 12, 2012

    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

    Keeping The Faith For 1 1/2 Years!!!

    My boyfriend an army infantry man is leaving for Afghanistan in January for 1 year and 5 months... The day that he told me that he was leaving I burst into tears and he just held me and then told me that he loved me. He explained to me that this is what they train for and that...
    Sassychef23 Sassychef23
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2012

    I Have A Boyfriend Going To Afganistan!! Care Package Ideas???

    Hello, Ladies I want to tell you a little bit about myself. I am 24 years old and my boyfriend is experiencing his first deployment as well as myself. I am currently attending college and will be graduating in august with my bachelors!!yay.. I miss my soldier so much and cant...
    takenbyasoldier08 takenbyasoldier08
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 7, 2012

    I Miss Him!

    So my boyfriend finished his “camping” part of his TDY today… He will be leaving either Friday or Saturday for Afghanistan…..  I am so sad I have not seen him since Jan 19th and it will be October before I see him again…. I was hoping to go and see him before he...
    Cgarner86 Cgarner86
    26-30, F
    Feb 19, 2013

    New Bf To Be Deployed: How To Bring Up Staying Together? How To Show Support? How To Cope? What To Expect?

    (Sorry this is kinda long -- I just really need to share my story and get some advice from people who know what it feels like.)Hi everyone,     I am pretty much freaking out. My boyfriend and I have only been together for three months, and he deploys to Afghanistan in June...
    eryenne eryenne
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Apr 2, 2011

    Afghanistan In 2 Weeks:(

    my baby is going to afghanistan in 2 weeks for 7 months! its gonna be the hardest thing ever
    ilovemybravemarine ilovemybravemarine
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 17, 2011

    Donuts Of Misery!

    I'm sure most of you have heard of this, but I figured for the people that haven't, I'd post this! It's called donuts of misery (I attached the link below), and it gives you a complete break down of percent completed in the deployment, percent left, total amount of time...
    andreagene andreagene
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2012

    I Am A Military Girlfriend Poem

    My friend sent this to me -- It was cute so I thought I'd share :) Enjoy. I am a military girlfriend. I hold no formal recognition with the powers that be. I am at the bottom of the chain. I hold no Military ID card, I am not a “dependent” or a parent. The man I love may...
    andreagene andreagene
    18-21, F
    Dec 1, 2011

    2/5 Camp Pendleton

    I was just wondering if anyone else had a marine deployed with the 2/5 to Afghanistan this past March?
    deleted deleted
    Apr 12, 2012

    Missing Him Like Mad !

    Here's the first story ive wrote, im 18 and have been with my boyfriend now for 9 months. Hes away on exercise at the moment, missing him so much as i talk to him everyday over the phone. I went out at the weekend, and guess i felt guilty because i really should be mopping around...
    Danni3id Danni3id
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 1, 2010


    Hey ladies! I am so happy to have finally found somewhere that I can talk to other wonderful, strong women who are going through the same type of thing as I am! Deployment, deployment, deployment....... Where do I even start?!?!?! This April my marine and I are up for our first...
    greeneyedcowgirl greeneyedcowgirl
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Jan 10, 2011

    My Boyfriend Is In Afghanistan....

    I actually met my boyfriend online while he is doing a tour over there.We hit it  off instantly,I would like to connect with other women who have boyfriends,or fiance's or spouses over there as well.We usually talk every day,and I know they are busy over there,but haven't heard...
    fatladysings45 fatladysings45
    46-50, F
    Apr 21, 2012

    Phone Calls From Afghanistan. Please Read And Explain?

    Hey... My soldier leaves for Afghanistan in the next couple of months. I am confused about something. He said that as an army special forces officer that he won't always have access to a phone. What is up with so many of you saying you talk to your guys regularly? Are you...
    BreasArt BreasArt
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2012

    Going Away Party...:(

    So I threw a going away party for my airman on Saturday and it went great! Alot of both of our family members came and lots of friends, had a huge cake, lots of food and drinks, etc. But it also made the fact that he's leaving for 9 months more real :( When he first told me he...
    LndsyAnn LndsyAnn
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jun 20, 2011

    We've only been together a short time

    and he's going back for his second tour in a month. I'm trying to make the best of the time we do have together but I don't know what's going to happen our relationship isn't super strong yet. I don't know if this is gonna make it stronger or pull us apart. I'm so scared.
    PrincessH24 PrincessH24
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2015

    I'll Lend You My Support.

    My soldier just came home but I joined this group to lend my moral support to anyone who may need it. When Justin was gone we had our up and downs. More downs than ups. Even now he is not the same man I kissed good bye before he got on that plane. I love him to death and I will...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2012

    He's Leaving Next Weekend

    I don't really know what to write here but as you've guessed from the title, I have a boyfriend who's going to afghanistan next weekend. It's just come around so quick and I'm so scared for him, our relationship and carrying on life without him. I'm not too sure how the...
    laura42l laura42l
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Mar 7, 2010

    My Boyfriend Is Going To Afghan And Am Scared!!

    My boyfriend is just about to go to afghan in november, he is in the Oman doing training for a month for the moment, and already am findimg it extreamly hard when am out i just randomly cry because a song will remind me of him or a place. its really hrad, and at times which i...
    am3liaf am3liaf
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 15, 2011


    73 That's the number that I'm looking at... It seems so large a number BUT when talking about the number of days that I have until my boyfriend is gone to Afghanistan it isn't much time at all... A year and 5 months is a long time to be away from the one that you love however, I...
    Sassychef23 Sassychef23
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

    The Talks....deployment Planning

    I moved in with my soldier, not just across town, I moved 230 miles so we can be as close as possible before he leaves. Been adjusting to living in an entire new area and completely different schedules. We went to our FRG meeting earlier this week so last night we sat down and...
    CamoCountryGirl CamoCountryGirl
    22-25, F
    Aug 24, 2012

    Cute Military Jewelry!

    So I found this really cute website that creates custom jewelry for your loved ones serving in the military! I attached an image of what mine will kind of look like that I just ordered, and they're pretty reasonably priced! It's called myheroskeepsakes.com. Her business is closed...
    andreagene andreagene
    18-21, F
    Apr 29, 2012


    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


    So tomorrow is Thanksgiving... and it will be the first holiday that he's gone. I'm already setting myself up to be prepared to be a crying mess haha. But hopefully it won't be too bad. It's not even necessarily that he won't be there with me (although that part will kill...
    GonnaProve2Him GonnaProve2Him
    22-25, F
    Nov 21, 2012

    New Relationship

    Hi Everyone! I just joined the group and I guess I'm gonna share my story.I have known J for going on 5 years now. He is one of my best friend's brother and we have always kind of danced around each other but both had other things going on and never crossed any boundaries, just...
    Feydid Feydid
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Feb 6, 2011

    I'm Dreading Deployment

    My boyfriend is leaving for Afghanistan may of this year. I know that seems like a while away compared to some who leaving within a few weeks, but it really doesn't make it any easier. he just found out last week that his deployment got extended three months, so as of right now...
    InfantrySoldiersGF InfantrySoldiersGF
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jan 24, 2011

    I Hate Time.

    Its going way too fast. My boyfriend Will leaves in 20 days for training before he goes to Afghanistan and we just found out that instead of having 2 weeks here for thanksgiving he now has 3 days. I cant beleive were going to be apart for 13 months...I just want to go there...
    ricashea17 ricashea17
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 11, 2010

    And So It Begins...

    I have been dating my bf since Mar 2013. He was honest with me from the very beginning that he is a Lt. in the military and that he will be deployed in 2014 to Afghanistan. He didn't want to start a relationship if I was not ready for the roller coaster of events and the unknown...
    cathyxoxo cathyxoxo
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2013

    Deployment :(

    My boyfriend just got word from his unit today. He's deploying in January. Which means they wont give him leave during Christmas to come over here so he will be coming in two weeks. This sucks so bad!!! I'm devistated. I need someone to hug me right now. I don't want him to go
    armygirlfriendmeza armygirlfriendmeza
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2012

    Best Way For BF To Send Me Money?

    Hi ladies! Do any of you have experience sending money back and forth from Afghanistan? My boyfriend, SG, and I are almost two months into a nine-month deployment, and I'm preparing his second care package to send next month. He knows about the package, and I asked him to give me...
    eryenne eryenne
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Aug 20, 2011

    D Day :(

    He leaves today. :'( What am I going to do?! I told mysel I'd be positive, supportive, and not go crazy but all I can do is sit here and pray! I've been crying all day and I go from being hysterical to calming myself down and accepting it back to hysterical again. Girls what...
    lovethewhale lovethewhale
    22-25, F
    May 12, 2012

    My Babe

    So, I read earlier today that it is all about how you look at a deployment. My lovebug is leaving next Thursday for Afghanistan. And that means that starting October 3rd I will have 7 months to make myself the best person I can be. Having the motivation to have him FLIP OUT when...
    Shantastic2016 Shantastic2016
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2013

    Ideas For A Gift

    My boyfriend is leaving for Afghanistan soon, and we're trying to think of a gift that we'll each have, and always wear/have on us so we'll constantly be connected and reminded of each other! :) We're having trouble thinking of something other than a ring/bracelet, etc. so I...
    andreagene andreagene
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2011
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