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I 'm Trying to Stay Strong For My Solider

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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...
    breezer2014 breezer2014 16-17, F Dec 26, 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...
    JplusK JplusK 18-21, F Sep 28, 2010

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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...
    princesskassie92 princesskassie92 18-21, F Sep 28, 2010

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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...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 10 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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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...
    LilNatalie10 LilNatalie10 18-21 3 Responses Jul 29, 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...
    DayshaKevin93 DayshaKevin93 18-21, F Jan 29

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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...
    Weretiger Weretiger 26-30 1 Response Feb 7, 2013

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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...
    rosatarry rosatarry 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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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...
    browneyegirl89 browneyegirl89 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2009

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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...
    ILoveMyMarine12 ILoveMyMarine12 18-21, F Jan 26, 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...
    alibear03 alibear03 18-21, F May 19, 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...
    Mattsarmygirl Mattsarmygirl 22-25 Oct 4, 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...
    princesskassie92 princesskassie92 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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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...
    thecrookedpeartree thecrookedpeartree 22-25, F 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...
    SPCFievelsGirl SPCFievelsGirl 22-25, F Feb 18, 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...
    kporter11 kporter11 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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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...
    DayshaKevin93 DayshaKevin93 18-21, F Feb 1

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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...
    ILoveMyMarine12 ILoveMyMarine12 18-21, F Jan 20, 2012

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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...
    jessawessa jessawessa 22-25, F Jan 30, 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...
    JplusK JplusK 18-21, F Sep 27, 2010

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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...
    xxsoliderssweetheartxx xxsoliderssweetheartxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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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...
    ILoveMyMarine12 ILoveMyMarine12 18-21, F Jan 23, 2012

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    I def need to start staying strong for myself
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 4

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    So I went to visit my boy today. For some reason I was super nervous :( and I mean suuuuper... I was sweating and thinking of what I was going to say over and over in my head...
    juliead juliead 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    My boyfriend and I had such a good conversation this morning :) feeling much better today then I did yesterday. Hope all you strong women out there are doing well and always...
    hisgirlXOXO hisgirlXOXO 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    People are finding out about my relationship, it hard because I do care what they think but if they only knew him they too would see why he's so attractive in more ways then I can...
    hisgirlXOXO hisgirlXOXO 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I haven't seen my boyfriend in a couple months, feels like so much longer...starting to loose motivation but I know I'd never look elsewhere. Hoping this is just one of the many...
    hisgirlXOXO hisgirlXOXO 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Staying Strong is not cutting yourself. It's not doing that one thing that is making you weak. It's loving yourself when it's hard. It's baring through pain that is almost...
    Janellesings Janellesings 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Been through a lot but of course i will stay strong.
    dancergirlchicago dancergirlchicago 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I'm not sure what the right thing to do is anymore I got messages from my ex yesterday He started with happy st patricksday and a x Ididnt reply After4 hours I got I hope you...
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I promise myself I will be stronger and don't rely on others emotionally.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I been through alot through this lifetime of mine, many people i know i have. I have fallen i have failed, i got up and i tried. I stay determined through all the tough times...
    fearisaliar fearisaliar 18-21, F Mar 22

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    im always there for when they fall to pick them back up and keep them going :)
    Hemanwar Hemanwar 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    A 17 year old., my friends may think. "Oh she has a good life." while one society thinks and says "she's fat. she's ugly. what'd her deal." Other part of society "she's not social...
    mmm1772 mmm1772 16-17 Mar 29

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    I've got to stay strong. I've got to find a goal. I'm sure there are reasons for doing what I am doing. Right now, it's 3:25 in the morning. And I am trying to make sense of me...
    imprintedme imprintedme 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I find that the way I feel right now is so much worse than my friends and family realize. Even interacting with them upsets me. Perhaps I am jealous... that they are happy or at...
    mimileelee mimileelee 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I wish my boyfriend would accept me. But he doesn't, I don't do lovey dovey stuff and constant hugs. I am more reserved and I prefer to go to them when I want that. I crave for...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F Mar 25

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    Thought this was fitting. Stay strong!
    Sloan13 Sloan13 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    my babe , shes my everything, whenever she needs to go i missed her , but when shes around shes giving me her best effort. i know were not perfect people, but i can say everything...
    jandj18 jandj18 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Although people think I am so strong for sticking by my boo in jail, it's hard. It's not hard to stay with him because I love him he is my god brother I love him like a brother...
    hishalf hishalf 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I was a target for bullying when I was young. I stayed strong, made friends outside of school, moved away after high school and made it trough those difficult times. Now my SO and...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    If you do not like what you read- please keep to yourself. A Dire Warning to Christians and People Everywhere. Hello, everyone here. What will be discussed here is very very...
    EvangelistTeen EvangelistTeen 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I will be strong, Even when I feel weak. I will not give up hope, Even when I see no light. I will not depend, Even when I feel as if I cannot go on. I will make myself better...
    AnimalsAreLife AnimalsAreLife 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I think im gonna go lesbian now. im done with guys, just as I promised, if my relationship ended with my bf, then im going lesbian. Wel there is one person id stay bi for, but he...
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I need a man who will love me for me. Not someone who just wants to get in my pants. A man who values and considers my feelings, a man that will love me unconditionally. I need...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    All my life I've had obstacles that I've had to personally overcome myself, I didn't quite understand why I was going through such things when I was younger but because I'm much...
    AaleeyahPetty AaleeyahPetty 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Staying HOME!!!... For me personally staying home is this shizzz! I get free food, free mifi, free tv, and my own space and time, oh especially sleep whenever I want to. Going out...
    BabyDgay BabyDgay 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    When my parents are away I usually stay nude for the duration of their holiday or something
    TheGrandPoobah TheGrandPoobah 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I know it's over...I do. I know that whatever we had, that connection, is now gone. I know that it will never be like that again. I'm trying not to contact you for silly reasons...
    Arcavala Arcavala 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I am 38 and have wished for death as long as I can remember. I think back to my childhood, when things would go wrong or I would do something so stupid (as children do), I would...
    Modernii Modernii 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I raised three girls by myself for eight years as my husband was a loser. We struggled financially but I eventually found my current husband when the oldest was 9. Needless to...