New To All Of This.
I am nineteen years old and my boyfriend and I have been together for a little over three and a half years. We were high school sweethearts and have been making things work since he began his basic training at Fort Benning in the later half of October. He recently just left to return from his Christmas exodus. I was apprehensive about his joining the Army, simply because of the fact that we're both still young and I was (and to some degree still) worried about what will happen in the long run concerning our relationship. Now however, I'm beginning to think that this whole army thing is actually what our relationship needed. The time apart helps us appreciate what time we do have together more and he has grown up and matured more as a man. Before he left, the word "marriage" and "commitment" almost made him throw up and promptly run in the opposite direction. But a few days into his exodus, he began to speak more openly and candidly about it and has even begun to discuss wedding plans with me. It's overwhelming, but definitely a good note to end things on considering I have another two weeks until I can see him at his graduation. I'll cut things off here, but I will certainly be posting more on developments as they happen and give advice in any way that I can. :]