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New Navy Girlfriend

My Sailor left to Basic Training November 22nd. He's been one of my best friends for 4 years, and have been dating him for 5 months now.
I love him with all of my heart. From the beginning I knew this wouldn't be easy, but I know that in the end it will be worth it.
It's been a little over two weeks since he's been gone and though they've gone by faster than I anticipated, it still feels like forever since the last time I saw him. It is really hard going through my day without knowing how he's doing, without being able to text him like I always did. This has been hard on me. I find myself tearing up throughout the day, thinking about how much I miss him.
I have been really busy lately, so it has helped to keep my mind off it, but I still miss him like crazy.
I wish I could say I will see him at the end of Basic Training, but unfortunately I don't think I will be able to attend his graduation...
Which really depresses me. I feel like I will be letting him down if I don't attend. I am completely committed to him and this relationship. There is just no one else I can see myself with but him.
It's so comforting to know there are people out there who are going through the same thing. It is really encouraging to hear stories of couples that have made it through this journey.
StayVenta StayVenta 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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My boyfriend left for boot camp november 21st. It has been tough, especially not being able to talk to him everyday like I used to! But just think, we are already almost half way through this. Time will fly by if you keep yourself busy. I know time has been going pretty fast for me since I've been focusing on finals, going to the gym, and just keeping busy. I know exactly what you're going through though. It's usually at night that I lie there and miss him so much it hurts. But I try to think instead about how our relationship will be so much stronger after this, and the next time we see each other will be so special :) it'll be worth it I promise.

I like to listen to this song when I miss him, I don't know if you like country but I think it's a great song for our situation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ShK3pBFTXU&feature=ymg />
Keep your head up! We can get through this :)

Yes! We're almost half-way there. I've been coping way better than I thought I would. What a coincidence, this song is on my playlist right now! I love this song. I am expecting a letter from him this week. Hope you get one too (if you haven't already) :) Stay strong! Much love.

Hey, I think that everyone feels like that the first time that there away from someone that there always used to being with. I know that I feel that same exact way sometimes. My boyfriend just left for deployment and wont be back until may of 2012 and its hard that I cant always talk to him when I want to like im used to. I think its great that your keeping busy cause thats the best thing to do to make time go by faster. Time will help you get used to the fact that your boyfriend is always going to be gone. If you think he's worth it then your going to have to learn to accept and get used to the fact that he wont always be with you. I'm going through the same thing as youe xcept I have to wait longer but as the days are passing by I'm learning to get used to the fact that I have to accept that he is always going to be gone. I'm Melisa, you can message me anytime you want if you want to talk.

Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I greatly appreciate the support! It always helps to talk to someone who knows exactly what you're going through.

Yes, it does help a lot. Just keep busy and try to communicate with him as much as you can. Time will go by faster and next thing you know you'll be able to see him again.

I'm still waiting on his first letter. I'm hoping I get it this upcoming week. It will definitely be a relief. As of right now, it looks like I won't get to see him in person til May. Definitely motivates me to do all the things I need to do, and gives me something amazing to look forward to.