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I Survived My First Deployment

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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

     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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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've only been married a months and my husband left 3 weeks ago for a 15 month deployment. I'm broken an don't know what to do anymore.
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