Written on December 29th, 2012
My boyfriend and I (both 19 years old) dated for over a year before he joined the army. Both from Sydney, he left for Kapooka in April of this year. Even though he was only 5 hours away, it felt like half the world. Letters and the odd phone call our only form of communication. 3 months in hell, then off to CAT training in Singleton NSW. Saw each other a few times over the course period of 12 weeks, that was probably the hardest, having to say goodbye more frequently, i was heartbroken every time he left even though i knew it was inevitable. He was then meant to be ba
sed in Townsville QLD after training, but a week before he was to leave, in true army style, he was moved to 5RAR in Darwin. He's been ba sed there for 4 months now, i've visited twice and really enjoy it there. He's asked me to move there to be with him, but i can't seem to give him an answer. My whole life is in Sydney, my friends, my family, my job etc are here, but he is there. He's told me on countless occasions the only reason he is surviving the army lifestyle is me, my love and my unconditional support, how am i meant to say no to him? How can i even say yes to this move? Ahhh even when i think i've made a decision i do a complete 180 and i'm back to square one. I know i'm not the first to have this inner turmoil, can anyone give advice and suggestions on how to approach this?