It seems like the past few days that I have been scrolling through this site I have seen a lot more stories on marriage and moving or getting engaged. I just want to share my story on this! I know a lot of girls are asking for opinions or advice on what to do in this type of situation and whether or not they are making the right decision... I will be the first to say I know how each of you are feeling. I am in the same boat! I am a sophomore in college and 20 years old. My boyfriend is in the AF and he is 21. We have been dating almost two years and we are planning on getting engaged in December! People outside of military relationships tend to judge a lot and speak heavily about the negative things. In my eyes if you are truly madly in love with your boyfriend and are each others bestfriend then nobody else's opinions or judgements should stop you from doing what you feel is right. I am still overcoming dealing with not letting other people's opinions change how I feel or my decision on things. Dating a man in the military is completely different than dating someone outside in the civilian world. We have to make sacrifices, we are the ones who wait weeks, months and even years to spend time with our soldiers. Not many girls are strong enough to handle that and to go through what we do. It is a struggle everyday to wake up with a smile and get through the days. But the love we have for our men is something wonderful. Distance really does make the heart grow fonder. So if you are in a situation of making an important step in your relationship with your boyfriend do what makes YOU happy because at the end of the day it is your life and nobody else is living it but you. Marriage is a huge commitment especially when the military is involved but we tend to marry younger because we don't get to spend everyday with the one we love but if you can't see life without your boyfriend then to me that is the biggest sign that he is the one. I know from my personal relationship I have thought and thought about what to do but I know deep in my heart that I can't live without my boyfriend, he is my bestfriend, my other half and if you have that special bond with yours then do not let that pass you by. Always remember to accept others opinions and respect them but never change your mind just to "please" someone else. I hope that maybe this gives some encouragement to some of you ladies. And we are all strong and can get through anything!