Support And Advice?

So my sailor has been my best friend for 10 years or so. He has always been my best friend. And we started dating 10/13/12. And i love him with all my heart. But my family and friends don't understand why i'm with him because he is going to be gone all the time and we cant really have a real relationship (which is not true and I know that) But no one understands were i'm coming from and its hard on me. And my dad doesn't want me to have anything to do with the military let alone date someone in the military.( because he was in the military) so he's always bring me down saying that "it wont last" "we will never be able to see each other" "he wont be able to do anything at all" and it really hurts me and upsets me a lot. And i really don't know how the military works if I'll be able to see him and if anything my dad said its true. All I know is that i love him and i know he's the one i want to be with for the rest of my life. So if anyone as any advice for me that would be great.

Navygf1993 Navygf1993
18-21, F
1 Response Jan 6, 2013

First of all, don't give up on your relationship yet. It isn't easy, and you don't get to see him a lot. It will be long periods of time in between seeing him and it can be very testing on the relationship. But it's worth it. The time you have together is better than anything. You have to trust that your love is strong enough, and if he really is your best friend then it will be. Of course I don't know a whole lot to go into detail with you, but I got the same thing from my dad (who was in the navy) and not listening to him was the best choice I ever made.

She is right. Others will always ask "is it hard?" or "why would you be with a man you never see?" and I just look them straight in the eye with a smile on my face and say "he is worth it." that usually ends the conversation right there. You just have to ask yourself is he worth it to you? if so, then you know what to do. If not, then it is time to reevaluate.