i have been with my boyfriend for 8 months. i love him! he makes me so happy every time we are together is like the first time. but when it comes down to his job, is hard for me to understand why he has to work so many hours and why he has to leave for days. i have to learn how to understand and be patient when he has to be away from me. i just sometimes don't have anyone to talk to about the way that i feel because none of my friends are with or dating someone who is in the service. sometimes it would be nice to talk to someone who is in the same situation and share our experiences.