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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am going through my first deployment its been almost a month since my bf left, but I haven't heard from him in 2 weeks, on our last email he told me he was a few days away from...
    kimberlyndelgado16 kimberlyndelgado16 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    being apart from him sucks and especially since I'm pregnant with our first child but him being able to text me almost every night helps me deal with him not being here physically...
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F Nov 4

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    I sent her three care packages last week; two for her birthday, and one for silliness to make her smile. I am curious as to when they will arrive, but I am already mailing out two...
    rwright1 rwright1 22-25, F Nov 11

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    I am going through my first deployment its been almost a month since my bf left, but I haven't heard from him in 2 weeks, on our last email he told me he was a few days away from...
    kimberlyndelgado16 kimberlyndelgado16 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I am going through my first deployment its been almost a month since my bf left, but I haven't heard from him in 2 weeks, on our last email he told me he was a few days away from...
    kimberlyndelgado16 kimberlyndelgado16 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I am going through my first deployment its been almost a month since my bf left, but I haven't heard from him in 2 weeks, on our last email he told me he was a few days away from...
    kimberlyndelgado16 kimberlyndelgado16 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    4 days ago on Monday, November 17th 2014 at around 7pm, I survived my first car crash. I was driving with my boyfriend to dinner in a town about an hour away, when I lost control...
    dazzlemeforever dazzlemeforever 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    I don't really know what I'm doing right now, with this bloggy thingy, so bear with me. This is my attempt to actually speak about something I have tried to keep secret for so long...
    kitkat1291 kitkat1291 18-21 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I survived a near fatal car accident on October 22, 2014. I was unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time.The accident happened on Highway 280 in Alabama. The day prior, I...
    jmryan316 jmryan316 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    its been just over a year now since i came off my medication and stopped having counselling because i was classed as in a better place now. I have been through the worst points...
    StarGirl44 StarGirl44 18-21, F Oct 25

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    Today marks the 47th day of his deployment.... For some reason it feels like just yesterday that I was in his arms. Babe please come back home soon.
    AMarinesGirl0401 AMarinesGirl0401 22-25, F Nov 4

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    Those were 2 different bad days. Luckily besides knocking me silly nobody else was injured. Neither car survived tho. No alcohol involved.
    MiddleSister45 MiddleSister45 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi, I have similar story by mine it's worse. I and my ex met at work, he was volunteer in my place. We fell in love each other. He purposed marriage when one month after...
    dearnoersrie dearnoersrie 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    Last year, I heard a rumor that the hot girl in my neighborhood who I had a crush on liked me back! I had no idea she was a lesbian and still wasn't sure this was true, so I played...
    SummerBlack SummerBlack 13-15, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I met my first love through a friend, as she was on her summer vacation. I'd like to say that had I known what I was getting into, I would have just let her leave and go back to...
    onceuponatime11 onceuponatime11 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    Doesn't everyone remember their first love? Looking back it was really sweet, but at the time I remember thinking it was the real-deal and we'd be together for ever. Towards the...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    As a girl with a brother, it's obvious that I am familiar with the 'ladies first' rule. Ever since we were kids, my dad always reminded my brother 'ladies first' which meant I was...
    CarlaBengal7819 CarlaBengal7819 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    Twenty years ago, a space mission to land a probe on a comet was envisioned. And now, ten years and 6 billion kms after, the Rosetta mission have seen success. It's undoubtedly a...
    nicgermain nicgermain 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I was fortunate enough to have the best first boyfriend a girl could ever ask for. He was my first love, and I’ve never had that kind of love with anyone other than him. He loved...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F Oct 24

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    And it's not a man with kids... Or is it? Ok, it's not Well...at least there was no love at first sight or first date with the guy I went out with last evening. I had never gone...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 25

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    I got drunk before going to my first date because I was so nervous. Showed up and he was disappointed but he took care of me like a gentleman. First time drunk and my first time on...
    KarinaLin KarinaLin 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    I'm 21 and I recently had my first kiss with my amazing 23 yr old boyfriend. It was his first kiss too and he said i LOVE you to me after!!! our kiss lasted like 2 hours, on 6...
    fatneedle fatneedle 18-21, F Oct 27

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    Yes my first last kiss. Of coursed I have kissed before. I'm over 50. I have lots of experience with kissing. Everything from the short peck to the deep French kiss. I'm lucky I...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    when we are in our college we feel that we are the best if you are schools most popular...... you have that attitude, me too I am little popular i always try to mingle with people...
    jisha12 jisha12 22-25 Nov 9

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    I just had my first kiss, umm.. wow IDK where to start lol. But I'm 16 years old and I've never kissed a girl, so all my friends would tease me about it. Yesterday I was at a...
    Adamjb3 Adamjb3 18-21, M Nov 9

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    She was actualy my first real crush. It lasted for years but we were never really together. The first time i got a question out of the blue. Is there anything i should know about...
    ManFromEarth ManFromEarth 18-21, M Nov 12

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    I had my first kiss in grade 6. I was in the bathtub with my ex best friend and my sister and we were really bored so we played truth or dare. my dare was for my best friend to...
    recordlove recordlove 13-15, F Nov 14

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    Sadly, my first breakup was when my first marriage ended. My first husband. We didn't date until we were older but I was friends with him since we were 10. Never ever thought he...
    UnfortunateCookie UnfortunateCookie 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I remember my first break up. My only one actually. Haha. He was my first boyfriend, the first person I have ever dated and had feelings for. I guess you can say I'm to nice...
    HarmsCaleb HarmsCaleb 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    My first kiss was so special and perfect! We were hugging goodbye but I didn't want to let go, he kept saying 'don't go, lets just stay like this for a while'...then he kissed me...
    Livelovedream16 Livelovedream16 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My first painful breakup, was when I was 21. Not having experienced love from my parents, I substituted a romance with my first girlfriend as love. This relationship went for 12...
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 22

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    I also remember my first hug too.. I was 14..he was 16.. We had deep love-like feelings for each other..One day we were on the sofa, chatting in my home(alone). He asked me to kiss...
    swan87 swan87 26-30, F Oct 24

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    My first kiss was right this day 3 months before with a person I grew up with. I met him when we were 2 years old. Our dads were colleagues. We used to meet just twice a year, yet...
    summershine27 summershine27 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    My first main thing was my first pair of high heels that I bought for myself with my own money!
    brookmay brookmay 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 30