Tough Love

Tomorrow would be my first valentine's day with Dale. We've been dating for five months now and he just started basic training a week ago. Sometimes its just so hard to be away from him, because almost every day before this I'd spent so much time with him and texted him all day. I got a lot of letters last week, probably because he was just in processing, but only two this week and its really hard not knowing what he's doing or being able to tell him how i feel or what I'm thinking. He's my best friend, but with him gone I've had to try to confide in other people who don't really understand what I'm going through. They know that what I'm going through is hard, but they don't really know how I feel, I'm a master at hiding it. But tomorrow all of them get to spend time with their boyfriends or girlfriends and it will make it even harder than a normal day. I don't know how well I will be able to handle it.

bkbarnes bkbarnes
18-21, F
2 Responses Feb 13, 2010

I am in the same situation and I know how you feel. My boyfriend has been at Fort Knox for Basic for a month now and I miss him so much. I know that tomorrow it is going to be very difficult when all of my friends get to be with their boyfriends and I'm stuck here alone missing him. I just keep in mind that if he could, he would do everything to be right here with me celebrating the day with me. Try to look at pictures of you guys, letters, and other things that remind you of the good memories that you guys have together. That's what I have to make myself do so because I want to not just spend the whole day being sad about him not being here. Do whatever you have to do on Valentine's Day to make sure that you remind yourself how glad you are that he's in your life, and think of good memories that you guys have together, and how sweet it will be when you finally get to see him - that will be so much better than celebrating Valentine's Day. I'm here for support if you ever want to talk/vent or anything :)

Hey. Hang in there and stay strong tomorrow. Tomorrow would be my first valentines day with my boyfriend also. We've been dating 6 months and he has been stationed at Ft. Bliss for almost 3 weeks now. It is going to be very difficult tomorrow but try to look at it this way he doesn't have to be here on valentines day for you to know how much he loves you because he shows you every single day not just one day out of the year. Thats why he has your heart :) At least, that is very true for me. I'm here if you need to talk, feel free to send me a message anytime