Still Getting Used To This...

Hello, everyone. :) My name is Angie, I'm 22, and I'm engaged to my darling Navy man, Calvin. Forgive me if this story is a bit all over the place; I'll try to be as clear as possible.

A bit about us: Calvin and I were best friends for years before he decided to join the Navy. He had a crush on me since high school (and I had NO IDEA, haha). He went away to boot camp while I studied abroad in Ireland back in 2010. We didn't finally become a couple until last December; from there, our relationship has been on fire like you wouldn't believe.

He has just been deployed (he's probably boarding the ship as I type this, actually!) in Atsugi, Japan, so we've already been through him being in boot camp, and going to A and C school. We were planning to get married in 2015, because by then, I will have finished college and he will have finished his duties in time enough for us to plan our wedding together. But I just found out yesterday that he won't be returning home for good until two months before our chosen wedding date. I was pretty content with the idea that he would be away for a while, but three years is a very, VERY long time. :( I don't know what to do. I've asked friends and family: some say I should suck it up and do what I have to do here in the States (i.e. finish college), while others say we should get married so I can be with him (which I'm not so sure is possible...).

I know I'm very young, and I don't have any experience with this sort of thing, so I ask for all the advice all of you can give. I appreciate any and all information and experiences that you can share. It's heartbreaking, his being so far away and so much out of contact (I've read a few stories on here saying that the girls haven't spoken to their men in weeks...) I love him so much, and while it hurts being apart, I'm genuinely proud of him. He has come so far in life, and he deserves this experience. I just want to know what can make this easier on me, so that I can support him to the best of my ability without being sad all the time.
LilliLadybug LilliLadybug
22-25, F
May 24, 2012