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I Survived My First Deployment

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Random Incidents

    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    has anyone had to deal with arguing while deployed? we never argued before but now seems like all we do! we are halfway done! words of encouragement welcome
    futuremrslaker1 futuremrslaker1 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    First kiss? Ha I haven't even had my first crush let alone my first kiss. I am 17, it's too young to be worrying about relationships or at least too young to be obsessing over it.
    AkaiAmbrosine AkaiAmbrosine 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Feeling very discouraged right now, I have not talked him in 26 days. I know that he is very busy with deployment, but I just want to here his voice and know that everything will...
    15Meghan 15Meghan 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have been pretty lucky with this deployment, I have been able to talk to him everyday at least texting. Sometimes we get to FaceTime. I don't know how some girls handle not being...
    brittany710 brittany710 22-25, F Apr 5

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    Some people are scared to end relationships because they think 'but i've spent so much time with that person, and now everyday that passes, i won't know how he is, or what's going...
    piscean1234 piscean1234 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Ambiguous header but true. I've survived suicide attempts (both my own and that of a parent), self-harm, domestic abuse of a parent, depression, anxiety, self-destruction and more...
    DaniAllsopp DaniAllsopp 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Where to begin. First off let me say I appreciate each and every comment and opinion, whether you believe it's best for me to move on which I've already heard a million times or I...
    Wantingtofixthepast Wantingtofixthepast 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I remember my first kiss just like it was yesterday.. Me and my older sis (technical my aunt) but she was only 4yrs older than me. She was a senior in the same secondary school I...
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    She seems a million miles away When she walks by, you don't know what to say You gonna make a move, you better make it now Don't be afraid, 'cause love will show you how You take...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M Mar 26

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    So yesterday I played spin the bottle on my school band bus on the way back from a band competition. The bus ride was so fun! I was sitting with my best friend and we were talking...
    angelalhl02 angelalhl02 13-15, F Mar 29

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    Today, my sister and I started our first job ever, working at Mcdonald's. It wasn't a horrible experience, but one thing did make both me and my sister want to quit on our first...
    BrinkofDawn BrinkofDawn 18-21, F Apr 11

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    My first love...i miss not my first love or even my last of the moment, but of the one left undone, unexplored and quite possibly unrequitted as well. JC was in my life at the time...
    ursulaf ursulaf 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I didn't have my first proper kiss until I was 21; on my 21st birthday in fact. I had always been shy of girls and could never understand how you kissed them. As I was leaving my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 28

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    You know, I never believed in love at first sight.. & I'm sure many don't. It was August 21st when my parents decided to plan a last minute vacation to the beach. Although this...
    Summerlove824 Summerlove824 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I was 15, my bf suc*ed it first time in his room. He suc*ed it hard and kissed me too. That was the first time i became totally nude in front of any guy. But he was not the first...
    babbydoll12 babbydoll12 26-30, F 9 Responses Apr 9

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    We were young; I was stupid. At 13, how was I supposed to know that falling in love doesn't always work out? All the fairy tales and stories I heard growing up told me that my...
    PorcelainDoll17 PorcelainDoll17 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I haven't had my first kiss and I'm 14 all of my friends have had there first kiss and not me I feel really jealous of them and I also don't have a boyfriend
    icecreamlove17 icecreamlove17 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Live near Flint, MI and would like to try a very discreet meeting. I would prefer have my first time also with a first timer but not picky.
    davidts91981 davidts91981 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    When my bf raises his eyebrows at me or has his aforable innocent smile on his face, my heart skips a beat , starts racing and then I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Sometimes...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Mar 26

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    My first crossdressing was when I visited my sister at her house she is 25 years old and I was 13 years old today she was out so I was by myself I got bored so I went up to her...
    cutewolf197 cutewolf197 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I prefer it that way. I'm not the most confident person around, and if I speak first, I worry that the other person doesn't want to speak to me. If they speak first, I feel much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30

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    Okay guys i want you tell me your first gay kiss in detail and i would love to hear some great stories about your encounters with lips for your first time
    jayforever jayforever 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    It's more than 5 years now and when ever I think about her I feel sad. She gave me my first kiss and was one of the first girls to ever be interested in me. Sometimes we talk. And...
    Garafan Garafan 22-25, M Apr 4

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    I broke up with him about 9 years ago. He was the love of my life.Lately I have been talking to his nephew. He is only 20 years old but he reminds me of my ex. His haircut, his...
    bebita16 bebita16 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    On March 3, 2013 was my first bad day at Strawberry Festival. I wish that it was not my day. Oh, God. Why is that happen? When I came to Strawberry Festival, I at first was trying...
    JXoxo2013 JXoxo2013 26-30, F Apr 6

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    To be more specific...my partner and I are getting our first house. I know home buying is supposed to be one of the most stressful life experiences you can go through...but I didn...
    tuyetmeo tuyetmeo 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I've thought long and hard about my first time. I want it to be beautiful. Not romance film beautiful or storybook beautiful. My beautiful. I want to have it with someone I would...
    becki1 becki1 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    my first kiss was at my friends birthday party, I was with a boy who used to go to my school but left in the first few years. There was a couch, and he was sitting on the side. We...
    ThatBritishVirgin ThatBritishVirgin 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    When I was 13 years old I shared my first ever kiss with someone else :) But it wasn't with a boy...it was with another girl. I was walking in the woods one day with my friend...
    emily51515 emily51515 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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