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I Survived My First Deployment

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It has been the worst pain I have ever felt. I am no where near the milestone of having "survived", but I am surviving day by day. Even though it has only been about four days...
    hazelruby13 hazelruby13 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    boy, do i regret it. i would do anything to do it over again....hopefully, i can one day find the right person to do it with and re do it that way I can forget my first kiss ever...
    mxtxc mxtxc 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    My first kiss was really bad .. My ex just grabbed me and kissed me it hurt really bad, he hit are noses together really hard.. and when i told him I was mad he acted like it wasn...
    Ashmichelle0318 Ashmichelle0318 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My Husband leaves in a week for his first deployment. He was first told about 6 months ago & since then, I have basically just been his roommate. Due to circumstances in my...
    AFWife96 AFWife96 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I went to Kerala the famous goddess temple where man transform into lady when their wishes are fulfilled but i dont want to be looked like south indian lady so i visited a beauty...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 27

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    If you were the one to message me first, you should always be the one to message first. Simple as that. You found me first.. Right?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 25

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    Ah My first kiss just like everyone else's was awful. It happened when i was 18 and i went on my first real date with a guy i met at work. He wasn't the type i usually go for but I...
    Gertrude95 Gertrude95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    when I had my first bad kiss. I didn't consider it my first kiss. because I was pretty much forced to do.
    snbreeden2000 snbreeden2000 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I'm the kind of person that will not make the first move. This doesn't necessarily apply to romantic gestures, but in other circumstances as well. I would spot a pretty interesting...
    puddleoftears93 puddleoftears93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    If you want to talk to me, you might have to message me first. I'm not good at messaging first or starting conversations. Sorry.
    Shynerdwriter66 Shynerdwriter66 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    I had been dating my boyfriend for a couple of weeks and we waited until New Year's Eve for our first kiss (my first kiss ever!) we've been dating for 7 months now :)
    Tshoraga1 Tshoraga1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Love can not be determined by a 3 second meeting of the eyes. To me love is a realistic affair. Loving to me is knowing all of a person's flaws and still coming to accept them. It...
    MsIdiosyncrasy0 MsIdiosyncrasy0 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    You can't look at a person & magically know that's your ms or mr right. That doesn't even make sense. I hate people who says "I first looked into your eyes and I knew you were the...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I don't believe in love at first sight because it jusg seems weird. Lots of my friends disagree with me....screw them!!!
    Sven22002 Sven22002 13-15, M Jun 19

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    After reading the experiences here I don't know why I lived. I am sorry for all who have survived but faced injuries, lost forever, or lost someone in an accident. Here is my...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I have a difficult time believing somebody can just fall madly in love with someone at first sight. I just can't. But- However, the only way I could fully wrap my head around this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 19

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    I've experienced "love at first sight!" However I realize that this type of love is extremely shallow. The more you know about the person, the more qualities they have that's...
    noodle425 noodle425 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I hate texting first it makes me look like I'm despite like why the **** can't u text me first
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    My first celebrity crush was Dianna Agron drone Glee she's so pretty.
    SummerLuvz2Cook SummerLuvz2Cook 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    After 4 years of hard work I just came away with a first class degree!! :D
    JoeM3 JoeM3 22-25, M Jun 17

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    A month ago today we met again. Spent a few hours together and it was bliss again! I really loved spending that time with you it was so good. It was like time just stood still for...
    solongago2 solongago2 31-35, F Jun 17

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    I'm still struggling with my last post. I think about this man everyday and I'm still at a loss of what to do. Is love at first sight even possible? He was way older than me, but I...
    jordannxoxo jordannxoxo 16-17, F Jun 16

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    i fell inlove with him at first sight, he is my first love. i love everything about him. we became very close, i was attached to him, i love the feeling when i'm with him that no...
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    I thought it was a joke. We first spoke through text messaging, and we would joke around and flirt carelessly. When he said it, I had to ask if he was being serious or not. He was...
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    I wish I could get my first boyfriend it would be nice to know that there is someone out there to talk to
    lonelyboy12123 lonelyboy12123 13-15, M