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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Random stories about bein deployed. My platoon was doing a presence patrol on the outer perimeter of the FOB. We were greeted by little haji kids everywhere. They were some funny...
    famousstraps92 famousstraps92 22-25, M Mar 8

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    My first crossdressing was when I visited my sister at her house she is 25 years old and I was 13 years old today she was out so I was by myself I got bored so I went up to her...
    cutewolf197 cutewolf197 16-17, M 49 mins ago

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    Resisted peer pressure, survived from sticky social situations to relationships and fall outs with family and dealing with crazy out of control hormones! Never smoked, never done...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Are the any others who are currently going through a deployment..... If so... Feel free to message me. I'm pretty much an open book. I look forward to meeting you.
    AMarinesGirl0401 AMarinesGirl0401 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    i survived a bicycle accident,tho. My body was flying in the sky:for real it is my trouma. but i decided i'd challenge to ride bicycle again in my near future,next month. Hope i'd...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 18

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    I survived an attack by a dropbear. It was when I was 12, my sister and I were waking home from school and decided to take a short cut through the bush trails... now normally only...
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Ambiguous header but true. I've survived suicide attempts (both my own and that of a parent), self-harm, domestic abuse of a parent, depression, anxiety, self-destruction and more...
    DaniAllsopp DaniAllsopp 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know how to comprehend depression. it is so strange, it's easy to catch you off guard. it caught me when my dad died of pancreatic cancer in june of 2012. I am not the same...
    HannaTheSwedishChick HannaTheSwedishChick 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I thought I was in love with my first serious boyfriend (15). <3 Until I found out he was just using me while dating some other chick. But I'm over it now and once and I while...
    Jessica4770 Jessica4770 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I'd like to share my story. I'm 24, he's 19. I'm already working, he's still a student. I'm a Muslim, he's Catholic. It was very wrong from the very beginning yet I still pushed...
    Jojane Jojane 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I miss him. I wish I hadnt broken up with him. I mean hes changed. We had ONE fight that we couldnt make through like damn. He said I was the first one he actually loved. The first...
    ILavIt ILavIt 13-15, F Mar 16

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    I remember my first kiss. :( Your first kiss doesn't have to be perfect of course, because you don't have any experience, but it should be nice, because you only get one chance and...
    cherrycokes cherrycokes 26-30, F Mar 21

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    My first kiss happens when I was 22, It took me so much time because I have a very religious family and they don't allow me to go out with my friends or having a boyfriend, then I...
    Marin22 Marin22 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I remember my first kiss just like it was yesterday.. Me and my older sis (technical my aunt) but she was only 4yrs older than me. She was a senior in the same secondary school I...
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    She seems a million miles away When she walks by, you don't know what to say You gonna make a move, you better make it now Don't be afraid, 'cause love will show you how You take...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    SOOOO I was on a bus on my way to Florida for a marching band trip and I asked my best friend to move seats for like 10 minutes, so my boyfriend could come sit next to me. It was...
    francescamaria francescamaria 13-15, F Mar 4

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    I wait for others to message me first now. I tried to introduce myself to others and make the first move. But I must have done something wrong. I tried to open up and introduce...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Mar 8

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    My first was back in 2012 and i decided to get my gemini sign as my first. After i got my first tattoo i felt the urge that i needed another one, its hard to describe the feeling...
    hoodah12 hoodah12 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I didn't have my first proper kiss until I was 21; on my 21st birthday in fact. I had always been shy of girls and could never understand how you kissed them. As I was leaving my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I hate being shy at first coz thats the first impression of the people you are talking to. I really hate it, thats one reason why the guy i like so much doesnt want to talk to me...
    fridaylove fridaylove 26-30, F Mar 4

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    I just got my first kiss from my boyfriend during summer. It was the first day that we had met in person, as we have a long-distance relationship. I was really nervous that day...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 4

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    My older brother (about 8 years older) started molesting me when I was very young. I don't remember when it started, I just remember being excited for him to give me a bath or put...
    roseoftralee roseoftralee 18-21, F Mar 7

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    Really Funny Story I remember my first period like it happened yesterday. I was 11 and still in primary school. It was nighttime and, at first, I didn't feel anything different...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F Mar 9

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    Don't get me wrong, my husband is my world... My here, now and my future... But I can't stop having either dreams about my first true, long term love. Why is that? I know up and...
    laurenb229 laurenb229 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    So I got my first kiss on the lips from my best friend back in 5th grade - who is also a guy. We have been classmates since 4th grade and I gotta admit that I was really shocked...
    meryo meryo 26-30, M Mar 16

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    emmazzy2015 emmazzy2015 70+, F Mar 16

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    What is it about your first love? Why do they occupy a permanent corner of your mind and another permanent corner of your heart? I still sometimes fondly remember my WJV. He comes...
    Iwalwjv Iwalwjv 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    She going say u should hit me up sometimes " i said you can do the honors". she started laughing like I was playing, girl I'm so serious if u wanna talk so bad you can hit me up...
    HerTrapQueen HerTrapQueen 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I remember my first real kiss. I was in 6th or 7th grade and on swim team at the local Y. A girl that used to tease me joined our team. She was more mature than the rest of the...
    carnivalcam carnivalcam 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    does it matter? hahaha I'm 21 turning to 22 and I never had a first kiss... though i sometimes think of it.. like who will be my first kiss etc etc.
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago