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I 'm Trying to Stay Strong For My Solider

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    Rough Days...

    Today was one of those. The days are starting to blend the busier I get but he's still right there in the forefront of my mind. It was a rough morning, willing myself to get out of bed and function in the real world when my heart is with him. Someone please tell me it gets easier...
    thecrookedpeartree thecrookedpeartree 22-25, F Feb 7, 2013

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    Going Crazy....

    I know that we are not supposed to put dates and places as to where our soldiers are at FOR THEIR OWN SAFTEY (so please keep this in mind) so I am just going to say that we are on our 2nd month of a year long deployment and I the last time I got to talk to him was 11 days ago...I...
    Mattsarmygirl Mattsarmygirl 22-25 Oct 4, 2010

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    I sent my first letter tuesday this week

    and still havent gotten anything from my SO :( i know it can take up to 3 weeks for him to get him i just hope hes not waiting to write me until he gets one from me :( just feeling really down tonight :( i miss him so much, my chest hurts just seeing his pictures, watching the...
    DayshaKevin93 DayshaKevin93 18-21, F Feb 1

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    Saying Goodbye

          Yesterday was the last day that I got to see my boy before he left this morning. He ended up having to be at the hotel earlier yesterday afternoon that we were originally told. We ended up going to church together, then afterwards I drop him off at his place an we...
    ILoveMyMarine12 ILoveMyMarine12 18-21, F Jan 23, 2012

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    Waiting For A Phone Call

    Sometimes I hate waiting for a phone call, I just wish I knew if he was able to call me or not instead of waiting every Sunday :(. I love hearing his voice, but I hate waiting by the phone since it seems like I do even though I try to keep busy. I really hope that when he goes to...
    alibear03 alibear03 18-21, F May 19, 2013

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    Some Days Are Harder Than Other

     some days are really hard. being an army girlfriend is one of the hardest things i've ever been through. My boyfriend left for afghanistan in feb, and its been nothing but miserable without him. somedays i don't want to get up because it means that i have to go through...
    xxsoliderssweetheartxx xxsoliderssweetheartxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Marine

    I am dating the most wonderful guy ever he is about to leave for boot camp monday. I dont know what I am going to do without him or how o keep myself from missing him so muh. After he comes back he will only be back for about a week or two then goes back to San Diego for his...
    ILoveMyMarine12 ILoveMyMarine12 18-21, F Jan 20, 2012

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    Trying Hard!

    Before jarid left for sea I told myself i would not cry or let him see that im so upset that hes gone. I wanted to make it easy for him. Which i hope i did but I'm about to pop! I want to scream and cry! I miss him so much! When he was at his base I knew he was ok i knew if i...
    browneyegirl89 browneyegirl89 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2009

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    Willing To Wait For My Boyfriend

    I'm pretty sure i ain't the only one going through this. It's really hard keeping my head up when my friends and family don't understand what me and him have but i could care less. One day when my solider is back they'll know me and him are meant to be. i just hope these 5 months...
    LilNatalie10 LilNatalie10 18-21 3 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    He's Going To Afgan...help.

    He's going to Afgan next year, April time for minimum 6 months, I dont know if i can do it. i love him to bits, but i am so scared. what if something happens to him, i wudnt be able to carry on
    rosatarry rosatarry 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    Some Days Are Worse Than Others.

    When I answered the phone at work and heard my hubby's voice it brought me to tears. I could hear the distress in his voice. I asked what was wrong not really wanting to know because I knew it would be the truth. But I wanted to be strong for him and make I'm stronger for me. He...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 10 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    Being Strong

    I have been in the Army for six years and I've done two 12month combat tours to Afganistan. I will be honest, they have taken their toll on me as my mind is not what it use to be. I find myself now distant and detached from regular people. The things they say and the things I...
    Weretiger Weretiger 26-30 1 Response Feb 7, 2013

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    Fears I Can't Express To Him...

    He leaves Monday for gunnery.  This will be my first experience with gunnery, and I'm nervous.  I'm scared.  I feel like I'm being overly clingy.  I've never been a clingy person, and have actually ended relationships because the other person would not give me my space.  So...
    SPCFievelsGirl SPCFievelsGirl 22-25, F Feb 18, 2011

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    Is This "normal"? He Literally Said I Did Nothing Wrong.

    So my boyfriend and I broke up. He said he doesn't want a relationship while he is in the military. That's at least 7 years. He has been in South Korea since March. I could completely understand him worrying about me hurting him or wanting to go out and do whatever with whoever...
    JplusK JplusK 18-21, F Sep 27, 2010

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    Going Through Hard Times With My Soldier.

    as most of you know im engaged to a deployed soldier.Hes in afghanistan and times are getting really tough.We have both been super busy so we hardly talk. For most of this deployment we talked for almost a half hour to an hour each day. now we go days without talking.its...
    princesskassie92 princesskassie92 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    Being With You Helps

    My Boyfriend is in the USMC and he always tells me that his job is super stressful and that he always has work on his mind and everything but being with me takes the stress away and helps ease his mind and worring... all we do is just walk around and be with each other, is there...
    breezer2014 breezer2014 16-17, F Dec 26, 2011

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    Lonely Birthday

    A year ago today I was at my boyfriends basic graduation. At the time he wasn't my boyfriend but just an ex and a best friend, we ended up needing each other and instantly fell back in love on that day.This day was also my birthday and family day, I got to spend the whole day...
    kporter11 kporter11 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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    A Letter To My Now-ex That He Will Never Read...

    It just doesn't make sense. But there is absolutely nothing I can do to change it. Don't you just hate those situations? How do you try to fix something that you didn't even know was broken? How can you be there for someone who decided that they just don't want you...
    JplusK JplusK 18-21, F Sep 28, 2010

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    My Soldier & I.

    This is a long story, but I will try to summarize. My boyfriend is in the US Army stationed in Tacoma, Washington. I live 3,000 miles away in New York. I'm 22 and he is my first love. How you ask? Lets explain.We met when we were both 15 years old. We fell in love, it wasn't...
    jessawessa jessawessa 22-25, F Jan 30, 2011

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    Help! Not sure how much of this i can take!

    My family isnt supportive of my choice to be with my soldier because we only were dating 2 1/2 months before he left, he will be gone for 5 months but then will only be gone one weekend a month (unless deployed) They think im dumb for attatching myself to someone who was leaving...
    DayshaKevin93 DayshaKevin93 18-21, F Jan 29

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    Military Prayer

    Give me the greatness of heart to see, The difference between duty & his love for me, Give me understanding so that I may know when duty calls he must go, Give me a task to do each day, To feel the time while he's away, When is in a foreign land, Keep him safe in your loving...
    ILoveMyMarine12 ILoveMyMarine12 18-21, F Jan 26, 2012

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    We Need More Support And More Attention

    hey ladies ep is great but i found our stories werent getting enough attention they were getting lost in other exoeriences there is so much going on in the site that sometimes people go without support.i dont want that happening so i made a site for all the ladies who love...
    princesskassie92 princesskassie92 18-21, F Sep 28, 2010

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    I read all the posts on here about women whose men are getting out soon. I can't imagine how happy I will be when that day comes. I am happy for you all. please remember me...
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    But I can't! Just recently a woman messaged me on Facebook claiming that my boyfriend or ex-boyfriend I guess have been texting each other/sleeping with each other for about 1-2...
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    Lately I feel like everything has spiraled down and out of control...I feelvlile I've lost absolutely everything... As much as I fight and work hard for what I want it still feels...
    Amberniicole Amberniicole 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I sit there sometimes, just like now, feeling that when I go from this world a lot of people will feel relief despite the fact I'm not a terrible person. Like they'd say thank God...
    RayNyar RayNyar 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm 16 and I have a daughter. I've been dating the same guy since 2010 when I was 12 and he was 13. I got pregnant when I was 15, she was born 4 months ago and my boyfriend is...
    VioletandCaleb VioletandCaleb 16-17, F Jul 12

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    Then I slept for 24 hours straight with no break in between. Atrocious experience I won't repeat. I felt like I would have lost at least 10 years from my biological history.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I haven't slept since yesterday.. I had a lot to do and there was no time to sleep, so I just took a good coffee and had some pain killers with caffeine later.. I'm awake but I'm...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I'm a really open person who's been through a lot . Anyone every needs anyone I'm here just message me(:
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Jul 6

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    I love him so much the anticipation is killing me. Like 2 days he'll be with me again I just can't wait all I wanna do is go home and sleep the days away to see him.
    Soldiergirl3 Soldiergirl3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I was able to do this before when I was younger. Ever since I got a job and responsibilities I need a full nights sleep.
    ShotOfWhisky ShotOfWhisky 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Iv been through so much in my younger days, although I don't wish the misery and pain I felt, on my worst enemy! I am happy I made it out alive! I am happy I can experience every...
    bolahaming bolahaming 18-21, M Jul 16

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    It's so hard trying to be strong for yourself when people look up to you. Make sense?
    klarkef klarkef 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I met my wife Sarah in 2008. We met through her friend. We started dating and things were progressing fast, we got engaged and got married in October of 2009. Things were not...
    SimpleGuy77 SimpleGuy77 36-40 1 Response Jul 11

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    Life can be a ***** for some people, I know but as a man told me u can't let it get to u hold on and stay strong
    thatgirldailey thatgirldailey 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I can't even remember when it started. Probably high school. It was awful. I didn't fit in. As an adult I don't fit in with the people around me as well. I'm just not like the...
    PersiaRuby PersiaRuby 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Things fall apart to make the right things fall in place. At times I want to throw my hands up and give up, but god gives me the strength to stay strong. As bad as things are at...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 2

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    My mum was a single teenage mum that had to raise me all on her own so social services were constantly in and out of our lives. I had to call the ambulance a lot for my mum because...
    Soperslime Soperslime 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    today, i came across the ask.fm page of a girl that i used to go to school with. she's two years younger than me, and she was adopted. once her page loaded i was stunned to see it...
    meowshelbs meowshelbs 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Dear father, You always told me to be strong, be strong my girl l...be strong for all of us , for all your family......I am strong but sometime I feel like I can't get what I...
    crosszeria crosszeria 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    So today, i got PE class and so I was wearing a shirt, jogging pants and my running shoes. To be honest, i dont really look good with that.. I look like a potato. Well i am a...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It was a strength sometimes and sometimes also turned into an inner emotional turmoil. I act strong for people close to me. My family means the world to me and I would never want...
    PorcelainRose85 PorcelainRose85 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    My airman is deployed in the desert since one month now and he still has to stay there for 5 months. He's being distant a little bit the last days and today I just couldn't take it...
    resero resero 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    I know this feeling all to well....... I've been strong for so many years, that I want someone to reduce the necessity of being that from me. I was dating a fellow that I wanted...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Damn. Just when I thought life was finally in our favor, my whole world gets turned upside down 💔 tonight has been one of the hardest nights of my life and I'm not even sure how...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My husband and I have been married for 10 years but we've been together for 15. During our marriage, he cheated on me twice with two different women. The first woman he actually...
    futureexwife14 futureexwife14 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3

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