My boyfriend and I have been together for three and a half years. He left for basic training at Fort Benning on November 17th and it was really hard for me to let him go. I know it's something that he wants to do and I support him 100%, it's just difficult because I've never been away from him for this long. He enlisted with his friend from home and by chance they ended up in the same company and same platoon, so it makes me feel a little better about the situation. They also got to come home for Christmas which was the best present that I could have ever wished for. They headed back to Georgia on the 4th and I've been told that he won't be able to come home for a while. I'm in college and I'm trying to stay busy, but I just get lonely sometimes because none of my friends know what I'm going through. He's my best friend and we've done everything together for as long as I can remember. I'm really happy that I found this site because reading everyone's stories helps me know that I'm not alone :) I'm still new to everything but I'm trying to catch on. If you have a soldier at Fort Benning or if you just want to talk feel free to clue me in!