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I Want to Keep My Marine Thinking Positive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 268 People

    Keeping His Moral Up Is My Job!

    My husband is a United States Marine! The Marine has trained him well to do his job, they have supplied him with all the gear he needs to get through this deployment. However, they can't provide him with love. When he writes and says he is home sick or when he calls and you can...
    MrsLucas MrsLucas 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2010

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    Uncontrollable Emotions :/

    So I'm pretty new to all of this. My bf and I have known each other since high school and have been friends ever since. We started getting serious a couple months ago and made our relationship official a month ago when he came back home for two weeks before he deploys. It's been...
    LizUSMC LizUSMC 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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    Marines Are The 8th Wonder Of The World

    To all the Marines and fans of Marines that believe these human beings are more than ordinary. They are incredibly brave, courageous people that possess and excell at all the qualities we desire and wish we could be. They are fearless, honest, devoted...strong, powerful in mind...
    WhimsicalKitty WhimsicalKitty 18-21, F Jul 8, 2011

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    Is Anyone From This Group Whose Marine Recruit Is At Plt 2147 In San Diego ?

    Hello all i am klarr, new lady here in the circle...i would like to ask if somebody from this grp is having the same platoon with my Marine Recruit...they are soon to graduate this dec 3 and they are now on their 11th week of Bootcamp in San Diego, he's at Plt 2147...if anyone...
    81484For81582 81484For81582 26-30, F Nov 15, 2010

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    Stay Strong For Him

    Like i've said before that's one of the hardest parts, but the most important. the more positive you are about it, the more he'll feel like hes made the right choice...
    shellebelle414 shellebelle414 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2008

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    My Marine

    while he was in bootcamp he ws very sad and lonely he thought for sure every letter i sent was a dear john letter and i had to keep reminding him i would love hime forever, and that he need not worry but focus on his training. I wrote him every single day he was gone sometime...
    ashleylynn ashleylynn 18-21 3 Responses Aug 8, 2009

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    For My Recruit Napoleon At His Crucible

    ''Fortes Fortuna juvat" (Fortunes Favors the Brave) "To observe a Marine, is inspirational. To be a Marine, is exceptional."... with my  Recruit who'll be off from the bootcamp with pride... GOD speed! anticipating to love a US Marine life with my strength and faith, and...
    81484For81582 81484For81582 26-30, F Nov 19, 2010

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    Missing Him.

    I miss him so much. Somehow it feels harder now then when he left for boot camp. I hope time goes by faster. Every night ive been crying before i go to sleep. When he left for boot camp only i did for a few days. But now it cant help but really really miss him more. I think its...
    jmrpixe jmrpixe 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 16, 2011

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    Keeping My Marine Positive.

    Sometimes when he calls me all down, it will get really hard to stay positive, but it's something that we need to do make things much easier for them.  Always change the negative into something positive.  He will appreciate it so much.  You are what is motivating...
    wantsomebagley wantsomebagley 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Who Is At The Door?!!

    Last night i was skyping with my Marine, his name is kobo. We were making wedding plans picking out invitations and what not and talking about our day and our week. This would be the kast time i skyoe wit him until Next weekend. and the last time we talk because my phone was...
    kayrodriguez kayrodriguez 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 31, 2011

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    Keeping Him Strong.

    When my Marine calls I know its hard for him... But i try to just keep him thinking strong, i tell him that i miss him but that i'm so proud of him for what hes doing and I know that everything is gonna be ok....So hes not home sick I let him know how much we all love him and are...
    USMCLady22 USMCLady22 18-21 1 Response Mar 27, 2009

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    The Usmc Girlfriends' Creed

    I am a Marine Girlfriend.In other words, I have gone through the LDL class of San Diego or Parris Island basic training. I haveattempted and completed the Long-Distance Learning sector of Marine Corps boot camp, graduating fromPlatoon GF, right along with my Devil Dog in his own...
    WhimsicalKitty WhimsicalKitty 18-21, F Jul 8, 2011

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    Think Positive Always Marine

    when my marine calls me n he is upset they changed his date n he cannot come home and is sad eventhough im sad as well i stay strong 4 both of us n tell him u know what life throws obstacles our way honey but stay strong think about it this way the longer it takes to see one...
    bianey bianey 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2008

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    One Good Thing If Our Marine Is Away

    Hello I am Klarr, I am 26 yrs old friendly and cheerful Filipina, got a Boyfriend now in San Diego for His Boot camp and soon he'll be graduating this Dec 3.  I just want to share what it feels like when u are used to with some thoughful and sweet acts from a person and yet...
    81484For81582 81484For81582 26-30, F Nov 15, 2010

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    How Do You Keep Going?

    Hi, I'm a bit new to this so bare with me a bit(:Ive been with my boyfriend, Anthony, for a while now and he knows I am nervous about him going to Afghanistan. He leaves in November for an eight month deployment.I love him, with all my heart and I support him without a doubt...
    Amsy525 Amsy525 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2, 2011

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    A Little Help Please

    I'm really new to this whole situation (no complaints at all because my soon  to be Marine is just amazing and I couldn't have asked for a better man) Could someone give me tips on what to do and what not to do with his letters for basic.  I just want to make sure I can help by...
    nchampagne nchampagne 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    Keeping Him Positive

    i want to keep my marine thinking positive because i know it will help him focus and feel connected to everything he is doing.  I always somehow try to make bad situations seem good, or find the best in something bad.  I know he really appreciates when i do this because...
    alwaysfaithful1234 alwaysfaithful1234 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2008

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    New To Loving A Marine Life!

    Hello all, just a brief introduction. My Name is Jessica. About 4 months ago i met a great guy, it was instant connection! He is a Cpl. in the United States Marine Crop. We met on an online site. He is stationed in 29Palms California. I live in Texas, so from day one we knew...
    clpherrerasgirl clpherrerasgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    All I Can Do

    My Marine is deployed right now, so he definitely needs to stay thinking positive. The other day he called very upset because they had lost 2 Marines. He's told me that before, and every time he does I am so upset at the thought because that person had people who loved them...
    Caligirl125 Caligirl125 26-30, F 1 Response May 4, 2009

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    My Story

    My boyfriend is a marine and stationed near tampa,fl we have a son who is 3 1/2. I try to keep him positive even when we got news he is slated to go to afghanistan in 2012 and he is thinking about going on a float in january. We keep open communication and talk over any concerns...
    Dellingersgrl21 Dellingersgrl21 22-25 Sep 21, 2010

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    Boot Camp Down, Now For Mct And Mos

    After I allow myself to have my emotional week or two of getting used to Dylan not being here again, I'll be good. I just got to keep busy and look forward to having skype dates with him four Tuesdays and some change from today <3. I do not know if i mentioned it to you girls...
    nchampagne nchampagne 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    Message In A Bottle//valentinesday

    My marine has been down lately..i was thinking about sending him a message in a bottle [through fedex of course;)] with the message inside the bottle reading "Roses are Red, Cammies are Green, I fell in love with a U.S. Marine!" :)?what do you think?and also..what are you guys...
    elupchurch elupchurch 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    Talking About Future Plans...

    He finally called me this morning. We talked through out the afternoon (calls and texts). But our first converstaion on the best. He communicated about future plans. I'm a senior in highschool still, me and him are both 18, we've been together for almost 16 months. Our...
    jmrpixe jmrpixe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    There, I said it. I await the hate from people. But here's the thing, I prefer people being open and honest with their feelings, whether they're good or bad, this society forces...
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    I know what my delusions are. I don't think they're true delusions, I think they are just my brain's clever method of distracting me from the things that I really don't want to be...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So I wanted to share a positive experience I had a few years back. Right now I am trying to stay as positive as I possibly can. It was a rainy day in Venice, Italy and we were...
    enchantingsub enchantingsub 41-45, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I really want to be more positive. I know my constant negativity is a drain on those closest to me but it just comes so natural. How can I change?
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 3 Responses May 8

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    I want to be a positive force, for there is so much negativity in this world. just by becoming a little bit better by each day. closer and closer to my dream as days goes by meoww...
    supermeow supermeow 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    0.77. I remember that Google was mentioned on "60 minutes" 0.78. I am not afraid of dogs 1. "As good as it gets" - it was an interesting movie 2. Sometimes my keyboard-playing are...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Apr 29

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    Staying positive is easy and hard, sit your thoughts to the goodness and right things you enjoy to do and love everyone and speak to everyone but ignore the wrong and bad and evil...
    RamonSantiago RamonSantiago 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I'm half negative and half positive
    PandaGirl28X PandaGirl28X 13-15 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    so I'm new to this website. i keep googling things about the marine corps and how my boyfriend should be acting. this site keeps coming up so i joined. i guess I'm just trying to...
    LivMarie9 LivMarie9 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    After a 7 month deployment he finally came on the 18th! He left on the 30th and we spent every day together ❤️ I'm looking forward to seeing him Memorial Day or flying to his...
    VGASR VGASR 18-21, F May 1

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    My boyfriend recruited into the USMC today. Although he still has another year of high school, I have two, and he got the date when he leaves. I am so proud of him but it is...
    ashmha ashmha 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    So proud of my Marine! He got promoted today and also got a job promotion! I'm more proud of him being able to see his hard work pay off. He was having such a rough time a few...
    kitakakes kitakakes 22-25, F May 7

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    I love thinking, I love playing out scenarios in my mind deciding which path to take. I love navigating through a concept that I've been struggling with and gaining new distance...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm guessing spandex.. How come he doesn't keep his shirt and shoes on too. Get those man boobs and big ol' feet out my face o.O
    Irvyy Irvyy 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    That moment you're sitting and thinking about your Marine, and you're going borderline CRAZY because you haven't heard from him. And then...at that very moment...they MESSAGE YOU...
    SemperFiJWII SemperFiJWII 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    Hello ladies, Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! I have two questions for you ladies. Ok so I've been dating my Marine for 3 years and 7 months. We've been together since...
    VGASR VGASR 18-21, F May 16

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    Miss you so much today have been thinking of all those holidays as kids and we had Bar Be Que for all in our group some times in the back yard sometimes we had them at work I miss...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 3 days ago

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    I am currently still a Marine gf. This is my story.... 3 days ago I said goodbye to my bf before he turned in his phone to train until he received it for the weekend again. About...
    Irefusetofallinlovee Irefusetofallinlovee 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6

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    My bf just left on deployment (meu) yesterday. This is my first time going through this but he has been through 2 before me. I miss him so much already. He's literally my only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13

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    How to Quiet the Mind - By Gina Lake The mind is a wonderful tool for thinking, but it has a dark side. There is an aspect of the mind that is not useful but pretends to be...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F May 2

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    My story is like most others. I have family history of Breast/ovarian cancer in my family; actually on both sides of my family. I will never forget the words the nurse told me...
    SweetPea0513 SweetPea0513 31-35, F 1 Response May 12