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I 'm Trying to Stay Strong For My Solider

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 222 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    val8788 val8788 26-30, F Mar 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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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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    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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    ill be happy with somebody i love someday i just gotta give it time ...
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    Just waiting , is hard an knowing if he's ok .. We get a few moments here an there a day which hard , can I keep going .. Thinking to myself an I get a message that's he's ok even...
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    I think it's cool when girls use their strength to bully other people. If you do or have done this, please message me
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    Messy relationship, Feel upset.
    chantie95xo chantie95xo 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I just wanna be alone I want people to let me be sad!!!
    Lashygirl29 Lashygirl29 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    My heart has been broken, stepped on and tore up. Between a confused childhood, and rough times throughout middle & high school, i just lost myself. Became the girl with no self...
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    LivLivv LivLivv 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    every time i think of my problems i can usually think of one, or several examples of people who have it worse than me. when someone would ask me whats wrong i usually tell them its...
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    The FightOne Sunday my husband and I spent the day cleaning up an empty house. So full of dust and paint, we were looking forward to a hot shower. Parking the van at a petrol...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Darkness falls on another day And the light just seems so far away Am I here all alone? 'Cause it just feels so cold, oh so cold Is there more than what meets the eye...
    AverageFlower AverageFlower 18-21 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I probably should have gotten therapy years ago but never did. I'm so reluctant to share my problems with anyone. How could they understand, anyway? I'm so different everyone else...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M Apr 8

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    I'm here for people if they need to talk or if they want to talk. I want to help as many people as I can, and it just hurts me so much that I can't help everyone; I'm only one...
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    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I am happy to be a strong women. Yet deep I Inside, I wish that I didn't have to be..at least always. I have never met a man who was as strong or willing to be strong for me or...
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