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I Survived My First Deployment

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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...
    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...
    WednesdayKalei WednesdayKalei 18-21, F Aug 10, 2009

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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...
    ItsAnArmyWifeThang ItsAnArmyWifeThang 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5, 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...
    nenewifey nenewifey 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 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...
    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...
    L1ghtz L1ghtz 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2013

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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...
    RachelAndLoves RachelAndLoves 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 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...
    gonnabemrsG gonnabemrsG 22-25, F May 25, 2011

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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...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Feb 6, 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...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 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...
    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...
    michellemtjpjt michellemtjpjt 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    This is the first deployment I've ever been through, my seabee left overseas and I have yet to hear from him. I know that theres a procedure and that he won't be able to keep in...
    laumariveloz laumariveloz 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    My king has less then 4weeks left until he gets home... So excited, but what are some great ideas to do once he's back? What would my marine, coming from Japan be up for? We live...
    MarineQueenB MarineQueenB 22-25, F Mar 17

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    I'm happy that I survived this first day but actually I'm nervous. Nervous because I need everyday applicants and there is a quota to fulfill.
    nyliemax nyliemax 18-21 Apr 1

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    I was 15. He was 16. I was a freshman and he was a sophomore. We met on our bus. I had never had a boyfriend before him and was literally desperate to find someone, anyone to fill...
    DuracellAA DuracellAA 18-21, F a week ago

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    I want to find the perfect guy. However to find the perfect guy I needed to experience the guy who I thought way "the perfect guy" but turn out to be an a**hole I met this guy...
    aliceS96 aliceS96 16-17, F Mar 29

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    At first glance the narcissist appears to the unsuspecting onlooker as being full of self-control; they come across as charismatic, educated, confidant, charming, and sociable...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had been living in Los Angeles for about a month and a half when the Northridge Earthquake hit. It was January 1993. It registered as a 7.4 on the Richter Scale. I was awoken...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Mar 21

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    I was somewhere and overheard there was going to be a drive-by shooting so I ran to the nearest building to hide in order to avoid being shot. as I was running I grabbed a woman...
    numberonecrush numberonecrush 31-35 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was a baby in the womb and almost wasn't born but I survived ^_^
    vividdreamer97 vividdreamer97 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    We are all survivors. I survived the crazy dope partying days, the opps I just got pregnant stage, **** got hitched to divorce at 27 to full time single mom and 12 hour crappy...
    Halebound4ever Halebound4ever 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i survived sudden cardiac death and am one of the 5% percent that survives. alas,stuck in a sexless marriage and no manner of communication seems to solve that. any advice on...
    bill977 bill977 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    A year and a half ago, my husband who suffers from depression decided to end his life and take mine along with him. So, one Sunday morning he woke up, went downstairs, loaded a...
    darkea darkea 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I kept it a secret until a few years ago, when I started therapy (due to my promiscuous behavior). I was raped by 2 men when I was at a party. I never told my parents because I...
    kschulz73 kschulz73 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I've always been a safe rider and have riden motorcycles for almost 30 years. People generally trust me to lead a group which I do with safety as the primary focus. Last May, I was...
    DaCrusher DaCrusher 46-50, M Mar 21

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    I was in Minneapolis for the night as my flight was leaving the next morning for Fort Jackson, South Carolina. I decided to walk to the gas station and take in the sights along the...
    gr8love gr8love 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    3/26/2009. I was 5.5 months pregnant with my youngest. I had been working at a nursing home as a CNA. All my residents had the flu, it was a really rough season. When I came down...
    simulatedexistence simulatedexistence 26-30, F Mar 25

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    I have them on a regular basis sometimes I can feel them coming on three or four hours before they happen.my first was when I was about one and a half years old I am 29 now.
    almostdead2day almostdead2day 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    He was my best friend, and he was in love with me, i was afraid bc he was an absolute player, and made out with a different girl every day. So i lost him, he was very very mad...
    marshmallowthing24 marshmallowthing24 13-15, F a week ago

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    It's crazy how "first loves" work. Nobody takes it seriously. Your elders classify it as puppy love, your peers classify it as pure fun, but to you it's the most magical and and...
    loverspoem93 loverspoem93 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I met my first true love in my second year of university. We dated for two years. He was wonderful, kind and thoughtful. I broke up with him, breaking his heart and mine in the...
    garcia78 garcia78 31-35 Mar 20

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    There was that girl I have met long ago. Well, not that long... but before I have met her, I never believed that something like love on first sigh exist. I mean isn't it funny to...
    TsukiyoChan TsukiyoChan 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ermmm this story is going to be a bit weird I think then again my username is awesome weirdo so it kinda fits okay so my first kiss was not to long ago actually a few days ago on...
    AwesomeWeirdo AwesomeWeirdo 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Ah... My first kiss was ok. He was my second boyfriend (yes second, never did kiss the first lol) but I don't think there was a spark. The kiss wasn't bad, he knew what he was...
    queediana82 queediana82 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    The day I found out my first love died, I didn't believe it. We were both still in high school, though he wasn't attending anymore, and it just seemed so unreal to me. It took me a...
    MichiganGirl420 MichiganGirl420 18-21, F Mar 25

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    First French Kiss This brings back memories. I was 11 and attending Intermediate when I met him. Grant Nicholson. He was shorter then me but oh so fine! Blonde haired, blue...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    Ah, a classic on a list of firsts. The first kiss. My first kiss happened with my second girlfriend. Now she was more experienced than me in relationships and "things" of that...
    Rydil Rydil 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It was awful. I was forced into kissing a guy who was 4 years older than me. I was a seventh grader, and he was a senior. He was my brothers bestfriend. So naturally we hung out a...
    smallfriesbaby smallfriesbaby 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Ok so I had my first kiss with this boy who is my best friend and I've known him my whole life since we were babies.So yesterday we were playing spin the bottle this was awesome...
    lilamadison2002 lilamadison2002 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    My mum used to tell me how important our first kiss is and that we should have it with the right person. A couple of years ago, I met a boy who seemed to be a nice guy. Two days...
    Sharkkie Sharkkie 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I'm not positive she was my first love, but I fell hard for her long ago even though I couldn't have her. Our first date was 4-5 years after I first fell for her. I was already in...
    FU2Alexis FU2Alexis 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    And it was by no means perfect but I still remember it fondly. It was the summer of sophomore year. Me and a few of my closest friends decided to go to the lake one hot summer...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    That sometimes your first love ends up being the one you didn't realise was your first love at the time and you wasted so much time and opportunity and now you know you will never...
    lilykyra lilykyra 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I think I started young. 9 years old the first time. I can't say who openly. but if you want just let me know. I saw him looking at me, in a funny way. I was sunbathing and he...
    katysback katysback 22-25, F 17 Responses Mar 22

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    Yes, it was a long time ago, she was my first love and when she agreed to go out with me I could hardly believe it. I was about 16, she was beautiful, well dressed, ambitious...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Mar 22

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    So yesterday I was at the mall with R my boyfriend and O my friend, and my boyfriend for a while has been talking about kissing me, but I never knew when it would actually happen...
    JustAnOdinaryTeenageGirl JustAnOdinaryTeenageGirl 13-15, F Mar 24

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    My first kiss was... a big mistake. I kissed someone from the same sex and that was my first kiss. That person was in love with me. But I convinced her/him that I was heterosexual...
    1brokenwing 1brokenwing 16-17 1 Response Mar 25

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    Technically, my first two kisses were in the same game of truth-or-dare in a pool when I was 15. Nothing real there. So instead, I am sharing the story of my first real kiss...
    Bellereves Bellereves 18-21, F Mar 29

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    It happened just 5 days before my 24th birthday, and yes I know that it's kind of pathetic that it took me nearly 24 years to get my first kiss, so save your comments. Anyways, it...
    Hatebreeder59 Hatebreeder59 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    The search I am looking for my first love! It’s been seven years and I can’t find him! I can’t find him on Facebook nor anything I was ten years old when I met him and he...
    JenniferArvayo JenniferArvayo 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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