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I Survived My First Deployment

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    Ever since I came home around 3 months ago every time I hear a loud thumping noise I react unnaturally. When I first got home my dog was scratching herself and subconsciously started thumping the bed, I woke up screaming because it sounded like a helicopter was coming straight...
    L1ghtz L1ghtz 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2013

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    WOW Would I Do It Again and I Said Hell Yeah Whenever N Where Ever U R I Am There By Yr Side!!!!!

    DO U KNOW WHAT IS SO FUNNY I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER MARRY MY BEST FRIEND HE WILL PUT ME THROUGH HELL AND THEN JOING THE NAVY FOR A 6 YEAR TOUR OR MORE LOL BUT IT HAPPEN TO ME THE BROOKLYN CHIC LOL I DID ALL THOSE THINGS IF ANY ASK ME WOULD U GO THROUGH ALL THE EMOTIONS AGAIN I...
    michellemtjpjt michellemtjpjt 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Our First Deployment

     my husband and i are on our second deployment now..the first one was last summer. we had just went on our first date then he went back to san diego. about ten days later he left on his first deployment. we had just became a couple and neither of us really knew what we were...
    WednesdayKalei WednesdayKalei 18-21, F Aug 10, 2009

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    I Survived

    Yes i survived - but my marriage didn't. He never trusted me in the first place and never allowed me to have a life, I think when he came back he couldn't handle his jealousy and I think he thinks I did stuff when he was away - I didn't. When he came back he was sooo aggressive...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    This Is a Big Goal.

    I really hope I can make it through this. I guess I don't have it as bad as most girls here being I talk to and sometimes see my man daily (only because he is on the Carl Vinson and this ship's not going anywhere anytime soon). But not surviving this deployment had become a big...
    Mandy5367 Mandy5367 22-25, F Aug 11, 2008

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    Over And Over Again

    My husband has a job in the army that causes him to be gone a lot, sometimes for long periods of time. During our first thee years of marriage, he was deployed for two of them! It's hard but you get stronger I promise. You learn and are better prepared each and every time so hang...
    RachelAndLoves RachelAndLoves 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    Our First Deployment.... And I Can Use Your Help Ladies!!

    So my Marine left a month ago to Afghanistan and he will be deployed for 7 to 12 months... he asked me to wait and of course I agreed because I love him!! But what do you ladies do to survive?? I feel so alone and lost... :-( my girls want to take me out for a good time. And I...
    marinegf88 marinegf88 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    I So Have

    It was only fo six months. I made itthrew the six months. Just by being busy. Jack was over in the Pacific Ocean. By Japan and some of those countrys. He came home last year, It was just nice that I was able to entertain him. With miss spelled words. In some of the e-mails that...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Feb 6, 2011

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    MY Husband Will Be Home In 4 Days

      MY DH WILL BE HOME IN 4 DAYS AND IT IS SO EXCITING N SCARY AND ALL THOSE FEELINS IN BETWEEN I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE HIM SOON HE MEANS EVRYTHING TO ME AND i AM MISSING HIM SO MUCH AND I CAN NOT TO KISS HIM AFTER 5 LONG MONTHS MISSING MY HUSBAND DEEPLY GO NAVY!!!!
    michellemtjpjt michellemtjpjt 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2008

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    We Survived

    We survived the 1st deployment, I won't lie it was tough, we definitely had ups & downs. We were even "on a break" when he came home in December, but now we are past all of that, he pcsed to Ft Bragg (from Vicenza, Italy) so I moved to NC with him. It has been hard adjusting to...
    gonnabemrsG gonnabemrsG 22-25, F May 25, 2011

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    Its Been 6 Months

    as many of you already know i joined this group almost 5 months ago and now its been 6 months since ive seen or been with my husband and its been hard and it came to the point where we didnt know wat to do anymore stay together or just end it but honest to god he was the one who...
    nenewifey nenewifey 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2008

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    Not So Great Deployment

    our first deployment was awful! within the first 3 months he was in iraq we were getting a divorce.. by the time R&R came we didnt see each other at all. it wasnt till about 3 months before he was coming back (gone for a year) that we started talking again about the divorce and...
    ItsAnArmyWifeThang ItsAnArmyWifeThang 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5, 2011

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    Survived Ours

    We survived my first deployment, Iraq in 2004 and my second to Afghanistan in 2008. I am retired now but my daughter who is in the Guard has just left for her first deployment, it is so different being on this side of it. It give me even more appreciation for what my wife and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 3, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I've been through many deployments with friends and family in the military... the hardest thing to experience because I constantly worry about them!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    On several deployments to afghanistan as well as other places. But I feel this has made me a stronger person, alot more relaxed in every day life and an ability to take on high...
    mrmisterman80 mrmisterman80 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    A second visit. The lord high jerk came to a nearby camp. To inspect cleanliness. Maybe. To pilfer left overs. Probably. Hes known for pilferring sites. Some...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 1

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    I fell in love with my cousin since I was 8 and she was 7 at the time. We didn't know we were cousins at the time. We met when I visited Korea with my mom because she was home...
    foronelove foronelove 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    On 27th of May 2014 I tried to attempt suicide. I was home alone and thought "Now is the chance!" I took a lot of pills and then waited for death. Six hours later when mom arrived...
    bivikivi bivikivi 16-17, F Jun 29

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    Its my third deployment but this time..... I hold a great deal of fear. I don't understand. Its making me very very very aggressive. This is not me
    mm60907 mm60907 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I've been engaged to 6 guys. I had my first kiss at 22, my first engagement at 23, my 2nd engagement at 24, my 3rd engagement at 25, my 4th engagement at 27, my 5th engagement at...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 10

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    I'm just not ready for my bf to go to deployment every time I think about it. It gets me like really really sad! 😖 I just hope he goes once we've got our own things situated. I...
    Soldiergirl3 Soldiergirl3 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I don't know if he was necessarily my first crush, but he's the first one that I can remember. Kind of hard to forget, as I was pretty obsessed over him. He was one of my...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    Yes i survived and im really proud of that. I had major depression and i got cognitive behavioral treatment along with an SSRI and now im perfectly fine, living happily every...
    michellatr michellatr 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    A message for a dear friend of mine (I won't mention the name): The box-squared room covered in depression, the dripping liquid coating the tiled-floor, or perhaps the glass blade...
    auraboreale auraboreale 18-21, F Jul 14

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    My dad had oral surgery yesterday. I was driving him and my mom home from the dentist, 20 minutes from home, when it began to storm. The sky darkened and I was unable to tell where...
    ldrubin ldrubin 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I was diagnosed with A.A. two months before my 18th birthday on May 27, 1998 which, approximately 6 months later on Nov 11, 1998 with the help of some not-so-good decisions made by...
    handicrappedN98 handicrappedN98 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My fiancee and I had been together for about 6 years. We started dating sophomore year of college and were long distance for those 3 years. We made it work and these 6 years were...
    EngagementOff EngagementOff 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    The day I tried to die was a major pivotal point in my life. My Depression wasn't sudden; it was more of a build up of things. I remember the day I first self harmed. I wasn't...
    needtotellsomeone needtotellsomeone 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    M bit shy first and coz of this m facing lotzzz of problem in my profession as i do freelance photogeaphy the need of the hour is to be bold and friendly dont understand what to do...
    carterdgi carterdgi 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm bothering people if I start a conversation first. I don't want to annoy anybody, or I feel that I'm not attractive enough to talk to certain people.
    breeannakins breeannakins 13-15, F 9 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have a first date today with a guy that a meet a few weeks ago , I am a bit nervous. I still think he is kind of shady but I guess I'm willing to give it a chance . Don't knock...
    mimilsu mimilsu 18-21, F 41 mins ago

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    When first saw her, before I could see her, I heard her. She pulled up in a sporty Honda civic, blue and blacked out windows. She stepped out of the car and my breath was lost and...
    Ategenos Ategenos 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    So this is going to be a long one, just warning you. No, I mean it...a really long one! So I started a new job recently and I was very excited about this new prospect because I...
    Plumbalina Plumbalina 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Every Tuesday, their is a concert in the park kind of thing, so I went, because my boyfriend always goes. (he's 15 and I'm 14) so when I got their I went walking through the woods...
    CaptainEm CaptainEm 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Make Absolutely No Mistake! Yes, I'm a firstborn. I don't actually have many typical firstborn-traits, but life definitely would be different for me if I wasn't a firstborn! I'd...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F Jun 24

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    Well I have crushes all the time but have actually fall in love only twice. So the story of my first love goes like this: I just started high school, first time away from home (I...
    HannibalQ HannibalQ 16-17, F Jun 24

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    Well I have crushes all the time but have actually fall in love only twice. So the story of my first love goes like this: I just started high school, first time away from home (I...
    HannibalQ HannibalQ 16-17, F Jun 24

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    [Read the first two parts before this to make sense! :)] He never talked to me for two weeks. No eye contact, no conversation, not even seeing him. Nothing. It's like his whole...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    When I was 14 nearly every girl had a boyfriend but me and a friend. I never really cared for a relationship, but did have some thoughts on trying it out. So when ,Let's call him...
    Chocoloto Chocoloto 22-25, F Jun 28

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    So I had finally move and by this time I moved I figured I had a grasp on relationships/love so I told my self I wasn't going to get into relationships till the time was right, I...
    Jitsallgood Jitsallgood 18-21, M Jul 4

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    About a month ago I started talking too the love of my life on plenty of fish but didn't know until a couple of weeks ago. We went out on our first date a couple weeks ago and I'm...
    katrinaf katrinaf 26-30, F Jul 10

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    Dateline : 28th June 1914- Archduke Franz Ferdinand , heir to the Austria-Hungary throne visits Sarajevo the capital of the recently annexed Bosnia-Herzegovina . This was the...
    aspiedavid aspiedavid 31-35, M Jun 28

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    I was 15 yrs (a freshman in HS) my BF was also 15, we met in middle school and i moved to the neighboring city after middle school so I went to a different high school from him...
    Jenny6100 Jenny6100 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    It was during my School's Dance. 🎉My BFF, Haley and I were at my🏡getting dressed and ready. I told her about how I would reveal my feelings to my crush, Justin, that night...
    BossiRossi BossiRossi 16-17, F Jul 7

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    It was during my School's Dance. My BFF, Haley and I were at my house getting dressed and ready. I told her about how I would reveal my feelings to my crush, Justin, that night...
    BossiRossi BossiRossi 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    It was by the river in the town we were in at the time. Not only was it my first kiss but it was my first EVER. We were both together leaning on the fence talking. I could tell in...
    jlhhlj123 jlhhlj123 22-25, F Jul 8

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    My Dearest Virginia, I realize that as I write this that the possibility of your ever reading it is virtually non-existent. Though I only knew you for a few short years when we...
    memdump memdump 70+, M Jul 11

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    You were my very first love. You came to me during a bad period of my life, and changed me forever. You showed me that I need to have respect for myself, and to not put others on a...
    blossomforth blossomforth 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12