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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    my husband is getting deployed soon , is there like a website that tells me what I can and cannot send in a care package and how big the should or shouldn't be ?
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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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 5 hrs ago

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    It's amazing how many things I survived. I attempted suicide various ways and didn't even reach a near point of death. I ate poison, tried choking myself, walk through a street...
    MariaAkumbaya MariaAkumbaya 16-17, F Sep 27

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    I am staying deployment strong. I love you baby forever and always 😘
    AMarinesGirl0401 AMarinesGirl0401 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Okay so let me tell you about my story... I basically call him my boyfriend even though we've never fully titled it. (Long story) He currently lives in North Carolina and I live in...
    DifferentStory228 DifferentStory228 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I don't even know how I survived my abuse relationships. It affected me. I feel like I will never be loved in a relationship so I stay single. I still meet not so good guys so I...
    cara12345 cara12345 26-30, F Oct 14

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    Yea so I nearly drown. Got pulled out by a rip current and felt nothing until I realised I couldn't put my feet back on the sand that had recently been easily grasped as I was only...
    Cherron954 Cherron954 22-25 Sep 25

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    2 weeks ago my husband and I traveled to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. I had never been to Mexico, much less anywhere else, and I also am not a fan of airplanes..so this was a huge...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    And want to speak to other women about it. It was the most terrifying experience of my life. One I didn't think I was going to live through at the time. It's funny how your mind...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 16

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    Yes, I too miss my first true love. Does anyone ever forget him or her? In my case, perhaps it was mutual love at first sight but more like recognition: I see you. I know it's the...
    Ardent1 Ardent1 61-65, M 5 Responses Oct 10

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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 1 day ago

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    I remember how I first met him. I'm sure he recalls it a lot differently, though. I was 16 and doing my A Levels, I was checking out universitys perhaps too eager and I went to...
    hankpalmer hankpalmer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    But now I am creating someone else's first painful breakup experience. I don't want to be that person. I still love him, but I am not in love. He is 5 years younger that myself and...
    pamnanet pamnanet 26-30, F Oct 1

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    I was a sophomore in high school and I felt like I was missing out on something. I use to see everyone make out and I felt like I was the only who never kissed. So one day I went...
    destiny0710 destiny0710 18-21, F Oct 2

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    After my first womanless beauty contest my mom started getting calls for me to do modeling work. Apparently there is a place for boys dressed like girls for catalogs and mall shows...
    sandybrandy70 sandybrandy70 41-45, T Oct 3

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    Love at first sight That could never be right How could that ever be true; Went throughout my life Keeping up with the strife Falling in love, I’ll never do; But behold, what is...
    bandelt7 bandelt7 26-30, F Oct 3

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    Always, honestly. Dare I say, my first love is my most thought about love. Obviously, I'll withhold names for privacy's sake. But I've known this girl for almost seven years, and...
    OdeToS OdeToS 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    It's been literally 10 months and he's still the reason I'm asking for help on here. It was a terribly painful breakup, at least for me. I kind of broke up with him two days before...
    yxfx yxfx 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 7

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    A couple of months back I was offered a promotion at my job and I took it. At the time I was working 2 part time jobs so I was relieved to find out that I can quit one and just...
    MaryAlias MaryAlias 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    When I first met my husband it was a pretty awful first date. He had hurt his ankle so was hobbling about painfully on crutches and his first words to me were "oh, you're taller...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Oct 10

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    Earlier tonight, I picked up my first DUI offense. I was driving down the freeway doing the speed limit forgetting I had alcohol in my system cause myself and a few friends were at...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Well it is kinda of crazy but the first time I had my first real kiss was also first time getting my d**k sucked. The girl I was into ask me to meet at her house that night. Her...
    domes56 domes56 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I was weathering the effects of massive amounts of steroids. My heart raced, and then it began to skip. Feeling the familiar sensation of terror acutely, I realized my entire body...
    tenar108 tenar108 26-30, F Oct 14

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    I'm going to disregard the kindergarten kisses. My first real kiss was when I was dating my first boyfriend at age 9. His name was Brendan and he was pretty cool. We talked all day...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    It may seem strange, but coming out of my first first aid course about two years ago gave me a feeling of wonderful power. I could help save someone's life. I know what to do in an...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My first kiss happened during one of the celebration of my classmate in highschool . I remembered its a habit in our town to have a celebration in every house of the celebrant...
    Andrai55 Andrai55 18-21 a week ago

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    A dare that sort of backfired! It was in early April, 1971. I was 16, and was in grade 11 (third year of high school). There were a bunch of girls in my class that got angry...
    kink54 kink54 56-60, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I would like to share my first kiss which was kinda funny and the most memorable kiss for me. Both me and my girlfriend had been going out together for 3 months or so but I didn't...
    kashif93 kashif93 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Went to a cafe/tea place called inkwell for the first time. We got there at11:30 and left at 2:20. Had a really really nice time!! And when I say first date it's my first date with...
    smjpielli smjpielli 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was 14 when I first kissed a boy. He was 16 and he was my first boyfriend, well kinda I guess. We only dated for like a month. I was babysitting my sister that day and he was...
    Cherilyn16 Cherilyn16 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My first kiss was with an older girl, it happened when we visited my uncles one winter some years ago, it was something that we use to do as a family every year or so, I played for...
    alittlebitnaughty alittlebitnaughty 46-50, M Sep 24

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    I was in kindergarten and we were first learning grammar and somewhere in that lesson I used my first period ever.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    First marriages are like first cars. Chances are you are going to crash it. You might as well find someone willing to marry you and get it out of the way as soon as possible. You...
    RandomUniverse RandomUniverse 61-65, M 4 Responses Sep 25

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    I had sex for the first time Monday night with the new man I am with and I felt him come in me (but when I got pregnant the first time I didn't ) but I was Nervous and it pain...
    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh 22-25, F Sep 25

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    I'm a big believer in first impression.. They are the first kind of contact I have with people! MAKE IT A GOOD ONE.. Make me remember you and want to talk to you. Why be boring...
    sunshineee94 sunshineee94 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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