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I Survived My First Deployment

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This is the first deployment my boyfriend is going on and I don't know how I am going to be able to handle limited communication and not seeing him for 9 months. Any advice or...
    scarlettavery scarlettavery 18-21, F Jan 11

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    Hi I. am , 28 year old survivor of a steroid induced "psychotic" episode. There are three "extreme" known documented people who've suffered a reaction as severe as mine that's...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I survived TWO motorcycle accidents within the span of six months. The second of course was the worse of the two, my helmet popped off when my head hit the ground and then I did a...
    seelensauger seelensauger 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    It's been 6 months today since I had my near fatal car wreck. I spent 21 days in uab hospital (most of that time in ICU). I was attending college classes over the summer and on the...
    tentyhime tentyhime 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I grew up thinking it was normal for a Father to lay hands on his wife and children. It was completely mundane to me. When he got home from work I'd hide in my room,try to avoid...
    diminuire diminuire 18-21, M Jan 4

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    Today was my first day on here. It was somewhat interesting. I'd do it again
    keeplookingatit keeplookingatit 36-40, M Jan 7

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    I worked for a Public Utility Company. First as a guard and then as the supervisor. Was responsible for the largest data center in Eastern Pa. Left with a letter explaining...
    4trancefun 4trancefun 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I was sexually assaulted during my first semester of college. I was living in a dorm, and my neighbors and "friends" had invited me over to hang out. Of course, alcohol was...
    LeahNicole418 LeahNicole418 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've tried a hundred separate times to type this story out, because I wanted it to be great. I think this is the type of thing romance movies are made of, but until they do put...
    invisibol invisibol 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    It's just something I've always done. My comfort zone doesn't include initiating conversations, it is actually very hard for me to do so. I wait patiently for people to contact me...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    i had just turned 14, i had a conjoined party with a girl named june, there were 22 people there, 11 boys, 11 girls. there was his girl named madeline who i'd had a crush on for a...
    Duffy512pd Duffy512pd 22-25 1 Response Jan 4

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    During Life, there is always a moment for doing things for first time, the first day you walk, speak, first day at school, work etc.. Sometimes, even if you have learned the...
    mrtt80 mrtt80 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Yeah. I remember it. But honestly I wouldn't care if I didn't remember it. I mean, it's nice to remember your first kiss, but mine kind wasn't worth remembering. It wasn't romantic...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F Jan 18

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    Wow it's been a few months since I was was last on here and I'm really sorry about that. I got caught up and carried away in so much stuff. Anyways here's my thoughts on my first...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    After my first breakup, I distinctly remember sitting in the church at my brother's christening (in between my grandparents) sobbing my heart out and trying to be as discreet as...
    CeeBreeze CeeBreeze 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I will never get to tell my children an awkward first kiss story. I was a sophomore and the girl that had asked me to prom was a senior. We had grinded a lot at the dance and we...
    HalfMoonRun HalfMoonRun 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    My first love was my best friend. His home life wasn't as messed as mine, but not far from.. We were only 13. He knew I wasn't a virgin, but he was.. and i considered myself to be...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    well my first kiss wasn't exactly perfect but it was beautiful...me and my bf completed 2 months and it was my first relationship i was heck scared of kisses so i always avoided...
    mistletoeakak mistletoeakak 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    When I meet someone for the first time, I want it to be like love at first sight. I want it to be like a romance movie or novel.
    winnie2008 winnie2008 41-45, F Dec 30, 2014

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    My first m********* occurred when I was 12. I always had been more developed than my peers when it came to puberty, but surprisingly, I started m*********** a lot later than most...
    sexyjam sexyjam 13-15, M Dec 31, 2014

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    Okay my ep peeps ... I am already done with my first p00p of the new year at 2am and partying hard, I am about to sleep. GOOD NIGHT! shhhhhhhhhhh it was bright and TOO early and...
    yahooabcd yahooabcd 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    It was about 2 years ago. I was working at my job for about 3 or 4 months. I had first seen him standing outside of the building he was either looking out into the plaza or just...
    alostone alostone 22-25, F Jan 1

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    I got my first crush when I was 9 years old. I never liked boys at all, until one day I out of the blue started to notice this boy in my class. I wasn't crazy about him but it was...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 2

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    My first poem I ever wrote. I was 16 and bored in an English Class. I was experiencing my first love. It was an intense love affair. I was 16. haha... The Surge Our love is like a...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F Jan 3

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    I had my first black man my sophomore year of college. I went to a party to relax after mid terms not looking for anything or anyone. I was hanging out with friends and this black...
    brenda83 brenda83 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 4

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    Well my very first kiss was with a girl friend of mine.. I was 11 years old and we were playing a game as most kids do of boyfriend and girlfriend.. And we were fake kissing, but...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I ran track in high school, the first year of college, and the first semester of this year. Shortly before I started college, I got into bloating and stuffing. I only did it every...
    BellyFullOfSweets BellyFullOfSweets 18-21 1 Response Jan 6

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    Never had it. :P hahaha, I am kinda excited for it. I really want to remember it. Being an obsessed hopeless romantic I think I want it to be perfect, but then again Being with the...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I shared this a little while ago but thought I'd re-post for new friends. I am a professional so please refrain from negative/rude comments. There is no need. I write mainly...
    DaydreamerLegacy DaydreamerLegacy 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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    I've never been in love but I've had a lot of crushes when i was younger. And I hadn't thought of the first girl I had a serious crush on. Actually she had a small crush on me...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M Jan 17

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    I have been asked this question many times. I'll try to answer the best way I can. When you come to terms of who you are and how you want to live, its time to come clean, so to...
    MiriamK MiriamK 56-60, T 6 Responses Jan 17

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    My first boyfriend broke my heart. I don't think I've ever recovered. I hid it well... I let him go.. But I often wonder weather im still searching for that first love feeling. It...
    graceindanger graceindanger 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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