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I Am A New Military Girlfriend..

Or, he's newly military, actually. We're one of those happened-in-a-heartbeat suddenly soul-mates romances... and he's been in bootcamp for about three days, and it feels like it's been years. I cry at the most inconvenient times. I really don't know how to get around this hurt. :(

I know he'll be here for Christmas... but I really want him here now. I was very against the Army thing, but he had already signed when we got together... I love him, and I'll just have to deal with it.

Right now.. all I do is roll over in bed, reach for him, wake up and cry all night.

How the hell do you girls handle this??
Memzil Memzil 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2011

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My DB just left for basic too so you are not alone! It is hard to be separated without knowing when we will hear from them again, but you're right-we have Christmas to look forward to! I started writing letters already, like the above poster mentioned. Also I've been trying to do things to keep my mood up. I started a new workout routine, cleaned house, started tanning and have been staying in contact with family and friends in addition to working. I remind myself that I agreed to this when I let myself fall in love with a soldier and all the reasons I did fall in love with him. This is important to him. This is how he defines himself and I'm proud of him and want to support him in any way I can. A lot of that will be being patient and holding down the fort while he's away at work. When I'm really missing him, I find a site like this, put on one of his sweatshirts and maybe jot down something I wish I could tell him right now for his letter tomorrow. Try to stay busy and focus on goals you have until you see him again. And know that you can talk to other girls that are in the same situation and understand what you're going through and why we think it's absolutely worth it! Our men appreciate it. I told DB I admired him for wanting to put himself on the line for his country, that I never felt the urge to join the military. He said, "Baby, you ARE in the military now." And it's true. We have our roles now here to support our soldiers out there. What you're doing is important too. Be strong for him. He'll be back soon:)