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I Survived My First Deployment

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    He leaves for our first deployment this weekend . I want to do something special for him before he leaves . Any suggestions ?
    Laurxo417 Laurxo417 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    My boyfriend just left for out first deployment together (his second) today, and I'm kind of reeling from the fact that the person I always talk to isn't here to text anymore...
    Kellbell1995 Kellbell1995 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've made a real effort to handle my husbands deployment 'gracefully'. I try to not complain and whine on social media said. I don't try to one up anyone's tough situation with the...
    Armywifsahm Armywifsahm 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Here it is... The story of me and my first love. Currently, I am so confused about where to share my feelings and I want to thank this site for letting me release my emotions...
    ApplePamilar ApplePamilar 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    When ij was 14 my parents was out of town visiting my sister they would be gone for a week.When my sister moved out of state she left a box of clothes to be taken to goodwill.I was...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I just got back from camp....it was appalling! The food was not even fit for human consumption (except the cookies, of which I stole so many I assume some poor kids missed out...
    SAffRONisGODxSATAN SAffRONisGODxSATAN 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I miss my girl friend with whom I fall in love at first sight ..first time I saw her when I went to see my friend and she opened the door and then I was mesmerized by her beauty...
    xRohit xRohit 31-35, M 11 hrs ago

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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 1 Response Apr 18

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    It hurt, yeah. Probably the deepest pain you will ever feel is losing your first love. Except I didn't just lose him, he lost himself. It was sad to see someone you were once to in...
    LorenFlower LorenFlower 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    On May 11th it will have been 2 years since I was in an accident, an accident that honestly should have killed me. It was a beautiful spring day in Georgia and my brother, a friend...
    Kimba112 Kimba112 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    We were at the movies &' he kept looking at my eyes I kept turning around then he had his arms around my body hugging me &' I had my head on his shoulder with my eyes closed. I...
    ilovetacoscx ilovetacoscx 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    that was sweet, her name i don't forget so not telling, she was gorgeous, most sugar sweet and candy girl i ever knew, i dreamt about her, day dreamed about her, we had a house and...
    Kirkbywest Kirkbywest 46-50, M 7 hrs ago

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    6th grade was when I started to get real crushes. So, one day, I was walking down the hall and I saw him. Looking at him for the first time immediately gave me butterflies. Even...
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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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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    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 Apr 22

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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 Apr 23

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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 2 Responses Apr 25

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    It's been years since my first breakup. She was my highschool girlfriend, we started dating near the end of my Junior year. She was one year behind me. We dated for almost three...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 25

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    i met this girl back in highschool i felt like she all ways had a crush on me and so did i but thought it was just lust.... so i annoyed it said theirs no such thing as love till...
    skykidx1 skykidx1 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    I've noticed that many people have different priorities when it comes to managing their funds. I just want to share how I spent my first salary before I forget it again. In short...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 1 Response Apr 26

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    My first with a girl I had a small crush on at school. However we did not go out until I left College. She was very nice but we could not find the time to spend together. My...
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 2 Responses a week ago

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    I never message people first. Most of my circle added me before I added them. There are just a few I added first just a very few. I don't want to seem like a creeper or a perve so...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Hi. You guys might think it's gross, but I'd like to share my story because I feel so depressed and lonely so I need some help. I'm Christian and I'm in love with my first cousin...
    ZombieCake ZombieCake 70+, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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