Soon To Be Navy Fiancée And New To This GroupI have been with my boyfriend for 2 years now, and he joined the navy back in April. He is scheduled to leave for boot camp on January 11. Even though I still get to be with him for 5-6 more months, the reality of the situation is starting to hit me. We've gone through some tough periods together, but we made it out stronger and even more in love than before. We are planning on getting engaged in the next few months, before he leaves ( but he's making it a surprise:) ) and we are getting married next summer after he is finished with boot camp and A school. He is going to be a Corpsman, and I am in school studying nursing. Since I will only have two years of school under my belt when we get married, I'm really worried about being able to transfer to a different school and still be able to get my degree, since I don't have the slightest idea where he will be stationed after school.
We have been told that we are too young, that we don't know what we are doing, and that we shouldn't rush things, but we both know in our hearts this is the right decision for both of us. We love each other so much and don't want to be with anyone else. It will be extremely hard to be apart from him for long periods, especially right off the bat because since the day we met 2 1/2 years ago, we have talked every single day. I am so proud of him for his decision, but that doesn't make it any easier for me to live with :( I hate it when people ask him what his plans are and when he tells them, they turn to me and give me a sad face and say "I am so sorry". Don't they realize that saying that just makes it worse? I don't know. Its hard when people don't understand what it feels like. Any advice or encouragement would be great, I know he's not gone yet, but my life has been rough lately with my parents getting divorced and knowing that he is leaving is taking its toll on me. I'm trying to be strong and I'm handling it as best I can. I know it will only get harder, but if it means I get to be with him the rest of my life, it will be worth it. I love my soon to be Corpsman <3