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My Boyfriend Just Left For Navy Bootcamp 5 Days Ago.

We graduated high school together and fell in love shortly after. We've spent every day together since April not wanting to take our relationship for granted and to spend as much time together as possible. We have plans to get married in a year and a half after his A school in Florida. He shipped out to Great Lakes on Monday and I miss him so much. I'm so proud of him though, and it makes me happy to know he's following his dreams and being so brave. I'm just waiting for a letter from him, he said it would take about 2 weeks before I get a letter. It's only been five days and not hearing from him makes me miss him more.

Jenn16m21 Jenn16m21 18-21, F 29 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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My boyfriend and I actually joined the navy a couple of months between each other. Although because of the job I had chosen I have to wait much longer to go to boot camp. I am going in as a hospital corpsman and he as an engine man. My boyfriend joined after me and he was in the DEP program for about 3 months. He left 3 days ago for Navy Boot camp. I have to wait until January 6th 2015. It is extreemely difficult after spending so much time, day and night with him for so long. I find myself crying at least 3-4 times a day. When you are separated from someone so close to you like that who you are completely in love with, who is your best friend and other half. Its almost like a peice of you was ripped from your body and taken away. I am 19 and he is 18 and we both agree that we are going to have a long distance relationship until we can get married. I have never been in a long distance relationship before and neither has he so it will be quite a struggle for the both of us. All I can say is that... Time will pass. Some days faster than others. I would love to have someone to talk to about this that is in the same situation. Quite often I feel very alone.

My girlfriend left not to long ago it was june 27th so it almost about to be a month since i havent hear from her she sent her mom a package like two weeks ago with address n more so i wrote her right away and i still havent recieve a letter back. I miss her so much we about to be a year and 6months the 21st of this month and i dont know how im going to enjoy it without her being there i miss her so much i cant sleep eat,or even think right i miss her voice and everything i really hope things are going alright for her and hope i get my first letter soon i love her oh so ..

My husband left june 6 whe have been together for 7 year and spend literally every waking moment together since , Is so hard to fell asleep with out him =(, its my 4th day with out him and is horrible, I am just wondering my self when I get the first letter will it say when is hes graduation, and how many people can come to his graduation? and in how much time, I will receive it.. I a driving my self nuts!

hi my boyfriend left for boot camp 2 weeks ago. im so sad right now. the first week was super hard because i was use to waking up to his smile and falling asleep next to him. now everything feels so weird, like there's a void in my everyday life. Your comments keep me motivated and gives me comfort because i know that he's ok and that i have to be strong for him. I will admit the first couple letters i sent wernt the easiest because i kept spilling my aching heart out lol. I know that i need to encourage him to stay strong and so thats what i'll do. thank you guys so much for these comments .. just reading them helps me alot

Hi girls....please help me here. I'm a freshman in high school and my boyfriend is a senior. Please don't judge us for our age difference. He's my best friend and I care about him so much. He's planning on being a rescue swimmer and I'm totally lost. I support him in whatever he chooses and we've talked about it all, but I just dont know how to deal with it. Every time I think about it I sob, I've pretty much been crying myself to sleep for a couple weeks now. I dont really know who to talk to, my friends cant really relate and dont get it. How do I cope with this? I'm a wreck....<3

my boyfriend just left for boot camp on march 21st. i feel so torn & broken. i keep watching videos of us & all the things we used to do together. i can't even take a walk outside my house without getting emotional about it .. i love & miss him & he even told me once that his chief said if we can undergo these next 6 months of him being in boot camp then A school that he HAS to marry me it's only right. im being faithful & i start school in August. I'm supposed to go to his graduation with his family at the end of May & I'm very excited about it .. sucks we won't really get the whole day to spend but any time to see his face is just fine with me .. i keep getting all these negative thoughts & i feel so paranoid .. i can't wait for my first letter .. i feel like he doesn't even miss me to be honest i hope he does! we have shared so many beautiful memories in these 4 short months & i hope he took those with him .. i just wanna know if we'll be okay i feel as though he is the one for me & he even told me He's doing this to secure OUR** future together .. that's so beautiful .. what's your girl's take on this ..

Wow our situation is very similar. Almost the same and I have very similar emotions , concerns, etc. I'd love to talk more.

My boyfriend shipped out feb 22nd.. the first two days were ROUGH. I cried and cried.. Im 18 and in an interracial relationship.. my parents are zero support and don't even know were still dating.. we've been together for a year and a half and my boyfriend is the sweetest, most amazing boyfriend I have ever had. I didn't have a job until this week.. and I don't go to school.. I also don't have many friends and I live on my own.. so I don't really have anyone to talk to when I feel low except his family.. they have all been great support for me.. they check up on me a lot but it's not the same as my boyfriend being by my side. SO I WRITE.. I write letters to my boyfriend several times a day.. now, not so much because I finally got a job.. But I write as if I were texting him at all times during the day.. I make notes of things to add to my letters when I finally get a chance to sit and write.. It REALLY helps.. its as if I'm talking to him and he's just being a wonderful listener haha.. But the main thing we have to do while our men are away is STAY BUSY.. and be faithful. The letters are going to brighten their day at mail call and seeing our hand writing and reading how much we love and support them is just going to push them that much harder.. always be happy and positive in the letters but still make sure you let them know that you miss them. be strong ladies, it's the least we can do :D

My boyfriend left for boot camp last week. It's been a long week. I miss him so much. At first I was ok and told myself that he was crazy busy, but I'm somewhat discouraged now. He sent a letter to his parents, but I haven't received anything. He said in his letter to them, to give me the address, but that was it. The rest was just to them. It's like I was an afterthought. I'm feeling pretty low now. Anyone have ANY advice?

Nothing to worry about.. was it the information packet? they automatically send that to his parents and he had to rush on the back of the paper to say "tell maigge i love her a whole bunch!" .. he even spelled my name incorrectly.. but I'm sure you'll have a letter in soon! I haven't even received my first letter yet.. its been 2 weeks and two days since he shipped out.. Just be strong!

I guess maybe it was the information packet now that I think about it. It's been a month and I received two letter (well 2 envelopes each containing about 5 letters each) and a phone call. I guess they weren't able to send OR receive any mail for 2 weeks. It was so awesome reading his words and hearing his voice. It's been a month since he left, and just one more to go. I'm flying out to Chicago for his graduation. I am so excited!! I feel a whole lot better now. Those letters are my anchors. Have you received anything yet mcbbyx3? How are you holding up?

My boyfriend left 4 weeks ago. The first couple days I was so depressed and unwilling to do anything because everything reminded me of him. Eventually I started getting a little better. I cry everyday, I'm such a baby when it comes to him. I got my first letter last week and it made everything a lot better hearing from him. I send him mail everyday and send tons of pictures. I really wanna go to his graduation but he has 3 brothers plus his parents so I am completely worried about not getting to go. If any of you would like to talk about anything to do with this let me know. I'm going through the same exact thing.

you should go to his graduation anyways, even if you're not put on the list, because most of the time there are extra seats and they let people who aren't on the list come in, and if not at least after his graduation you can see him for the weekend, you should really go, even if you won't be able to see the graduation, &lt;3 :D

I got my second letter from him today and he told me to go to the graduation. So I am most definitely going. He only gets a day with us so that's going to be hard but at Least now I'll get to text and cal him. And go to south Carolina to see him. So I'm excited. :)

What branch is your bf in? Army, navy, special forces, marines, air force?

He's in the Navy.

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Hello I'm krisstin :) my boyfriend and have been together since my freshmen year, September 24th 2008 I'm a senior in high school now and he graduated last year, he left to BC on jan 4th so it's been about 2 weeks and I got a call from him on sat it felt so good to hear his voice, just to hear from him, I miss him so much he said he's leaving BC in 7 weeks.... I'm so proud of him I'm just sad he's so far and theres not contacting eachother, I haven't gotten a letter, I'm waiting anxiously I always check the mail, but nothing/: I really hope to hear from him soon.... I know how it feels to be waiting on something you have no idea when it'll come, all you ladies are strong!!! And hearing that I'm not the only one going threw this and a lot of other women are feeling exactly the same as I do makes me feel a lot more stronger, it makes me a little more hopeful inside!! Thanks for sharing ladies <3

Hello I'm krisstin :) my boyfriend and have been together since my freshmen year, September 24th 2008 I'm a senior in high school now and he graduated last year, he left to BC on jan 4th so it's been about 2 weeks and I got a call from him on sat it felt so good to hear his voice, just to hear from him, I miss him so much he said he's leaving BC in 7 weeks.... I'm so proud of him I'm just sad he's so far and theres not contacting eachother, I haven't gotten a letter, I'm waiting anxiously I always check the mail, but nothing/: I really hope to hear from him soon.... I know how it feels to be waiting on something you have no idea when it'll come, all you ladies are strong!!! And hearing that I'm not the only one going threw this and a lot of other women are feeling exactly the same as I do makes me feel a lot more stronger, it makes me a little more hopeful inside!! Thanks for sharing ladies <3

wow youre being very strong i really dont know you but i can simply tell, good luck with you and youre boyfriend:) my sailor ships out december 22 and i find myself deppressed a lot because he is leaving but thanks for your post it actually made me feel better. My boyfriend is also leaving to go to Florida after bootcamp so i kinda relate:)

my boyfriend of two years just left for boot camp on august 8th and i just received a letter from him last Friday and hearing from him, made me feel so much better about him being gone. i was informed that after boot camp he will start his A school so actually he wont be back until thanksgiving week to spend time with his family. so hopefully i will see him. to all the girlfriends, fiances, and wives of men in the navy, don't worry they all are alright, they eat good and they have great rooms, they just work hard everyday at boot camp but its not bad I'm already on week 3 and before you know it, they all will be back, so don't worry about it. all the want is the support of friends family and their one true love so keep faith and believe that they will be home soon

My boyfriend just left for Great Lakes on the 16th. We are only 2 months into our relationship and we already know that were meant to be together. He told me before we became serious that he was going into the Navy and that he was afraid to get into a relationship. I didnt care and told him I was not one of those girls and that I would stand behind him through everything. It has not even been a week and I am still in shambles. He told me that he would be able to wrtie everyday, yet I have recieved nothing yet. I write everyday and tell him what happened to me that day and how much I love him. If its true that I wont recieve anything for the first three weeks, then these are going to be the longest and hardest weeks of my life. I love you so much Matthew.

My boyfriend just left for Great Lakes on the 16th. We are only 2 months into our relationship and we already know that were meant to be together. He told me before we became serious that he was going into the Navy and that he was afraid to get into a relationship. I didnt care and told him I was not one of those girls and that I would stand behind him through everything. It has not even been a week and I am still in shambles. He told me that he would be able to wrtie everyday, yet I have recieved nothing yet. I write everyday and tell him what happened to me that day and how much I love him. If its true that I wont recieve anything for the first three weeks, then these are going to be the longest and hardest weeks of my life. I love you so much Matthew.

My boyfriend just left for Great Lakes on the 16th. We are only 2 months into our relationship and we already know that were meant to be together. He told me before we became serious that he was going into the Navy and that he was afraid to get into a relationship. I didnt care and told him I was not one of those girls and that I would stand behind him through everything. It has not even been a week and I am still in shambles. He told me that he would be able to wrtie everyday, yet I have recieved nothing yet. I write everyday and tell him what happened to me that day and how much I love him. If its true that I wont recieve anything for the first three weeks, then these are going to be the longest and hardest weeks of my life. I love you so much Matthew.

My fiance left for Great Lakes June 1st, its been 11 hard days without him. I still havent received his first letter yet nor do I have his address yet. Im just wondering does anyone know when I should be getting his first letter? His parents should have his graduation letter by now with his address so hopefully I will get that tomorrow.

My boyfriend left for Great Lakes on the 23rd of May. I miss him so much. Whenever I miss him, I write to him. I have letters on my computer that I am waiting to print and send. I haven't received his address yet and let me tell you, I AM READY! I keep my phone by me just in case he gets to call. I love him very much and I am so proud of him!

How long do it take for my boyfriend to acctually write me? its half of the 2nd week now?? I miss him soo much!!! Someone please tell me im starting to feel like he just dont want to write me!!!

No, don't write to that address he will never get it. You should receive (or his parents) a form letter with his address and a short note :) Then you can start sending letters! I write Mikey every day. The letters keep them going! It will get easier after about the first 3 weeks! Stay strong!

hey guys mu boyfriend recently left on Jan.30, 2011 an this has been the hardest thing for me....even though we're young our love is strong. But if someone could answer this....is the address from where they send the box from the letter we write them at...?

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My boyfriend just left November 23rd. It sucks because it's RIGHT before the holidays. We've been dating for over 3 years and we're very serious. We're used to seeing each other very often, and if not always talking as much as possible. This huge change is very difficult for me. If you don't mind could I have some of you girls' emails to ask some questions?<br />
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Thanks! :)

My boyfriend just left November 23rd. It sucks because it's RIGHT before the holidays. We've been dating for over 3 years and we're very serious. We're used to seeing each other very often, and if not always talking as much as possible. This huge change is very difficult for me. If you don't mind could I have some of you girls' emails to ask some questions?<br />
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Thanks! :)

Hey, my boyfriend of a year leaves for the Great Lakes tomorrow. He hasn't even left yet and already I am falling apart! It's hard to even find any strength to be happy and supportive of this because I have gone through hell and back on my own making sure I can be with him now. To make matters worse, I only just found out that I won't be getting any letters for two to three weeks and now my whole world is shattered. How do we live through this!

Hi. My name is Ashley. My boyfriend, Cameron, is just about to graduate Navy boot camp. He left July 7th for Great Lakes. We originally thought he would only be doing 8 weeks of tech school. But he just informed me by letter that he will be there for 15 weeks. I am already going crazy without him. He is my everything, so i promised him, God, and myself that i am willing to go through everything to be his. It's hard to stay strong when every day I just want to hold him. How did you get through? We do write every day and send our weeks worth of letters in an envelope at the end of every week. He calls when he can, but it's like a 5 minute earned call maybe every two weeks.

My boyfriend just left this morning. it hasnt even been a full day, and i miss him like crazy. I really dont know how everything works, We really didnt talk to much about him leaving, i wanted to live in the moment, not the future. It was my way of not facing the truth, And because of that mistake, I have no knowledge of when i get letters, when i get a phone call, Where to send my letters, and hell i dont even know how to get ahold of his mother. I feel that ive really messed up, i just hope hes thinking of me as much as im thinking of him. He joked that when he came home he would dump my *** if he saw me with his friends, i just laughed, And i responded to that, Dont turn gay, he said theirs also alot of hot girls in boot camp. Even though it was a joke i still feel like what if that happens, my mind is a mess, its racing like crazy., i promised him i would stay strong so im trying to. Its just super hard, i need advice hahaha!!!. please, and thank-you =]

Hi drusila101, I remember day 2, it was tough! But hang in there! Write him every day starting now if you aren't already, those boys live for letters! I wrote Evan a letter every day and sent him about 150 pictures, he was always so happy when he got letters from me because he said it made him feel like I love him still and care about him. Just tell him about your day and what's going on around you, funny things that happen and how much you miss him. They love to know what's going on in your life because his is about to get crazy! He won't sleep for 48 hours straight and is going to be given shots and dental exam and thrown in with thousands of strangers, so knowing your still there for him supporting him all the way will boost his confidence and make him feel very good. The first 2 weeks do suck because you are just waiting for that first letter or first phone call, the letter will most likely come first and then you'll get about 2-3 phone calls. You can go to his graduation, I went with Evan's parents, all he has to do is put you on the list which he'll do here in the next couple of weeks, and he can only invite 4 people. The first month drags on but it goes by quick and the graduation is so amazing, it is one experience I'll never forget and I highly recommend going, do what ever it takes to be there for him. LOL don't worry about other girls, Evan and his buddies said that they call them "sea donkeys" and it is rare to find a good looking "sea horse". But all in all it was a tough 2 months but totally worth it when we saw each other for the first time. Now he's at dive school and hopefully we'll be getting married and moving out together where ever he gets stationed in the U.S.! So I wish you the best and if you have any questions about anything, let me know, I know A LOT about the GF boot camp experience lol.

Hi, I am on day 2 of my boyfriend being in the navy boot camp. It's only day two but it sucks so much! Plus, it didn't help that I left for college in January and he left in February (4th). So, I have a while until I see him again. Also! I was wondering if you went to his graduation, I heard you couldn't go, but then I read on here that a few girls have gone to them. We have been dating for 6 years, so it's pretty hard to deal with. No e-mails or phone calls!! Plus, since this is only day two, no letters for almost 2 weeks. Please tell me about your experience. Thank you for your time!!