I Am Planning On Joining The Army...

My boyfriend is currently deployed overseas right now, he was just signing up when we met. So almost 100% of our relationship has been long distance. I had wanted to join the Army a couple years ago but circumstances took me to other places in life. But now it looks like doors are opening for me to finally pursue this dream. And my boyfriend is behind me all the way.
I am just now taking my first steps to signing up. I'm planning on taking the ASVAB next week. I am going to take this pretty slow, I will be graduating a community college next May, and I would like to be ready to go to BCT by late summer next year or early fall.
I'm wondering, how hard is it for you all to see each other? My boyfriend seems to think that we will be able to work it out well enough. We have no doubts that we will make it through it just fine. And when we get married we hope to be able to be stationed together, at least part of the time.

Thanks, and glad I found this group!
72chevygirl 72chevygirl
18-21, F
1 Response Jul 9, 2010

Sorry for the VERY late reply...I don't get on here much anymore. Honestly, my guy and I don't get to see each other very often. He just got in not too long ago, and I'm working on my degree right now. So pretty much we are stuck where we are. I wont even go to my first ba<x>se until I graduate. We are getting married in March, so I'm hoping that we might be able to get stationed near each other, but I really don't think that is going to happen for a couple of years.<br />
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So I guess what I'm trying to get at is it would be much easier to see each other if only one of you were in the military, but it is do-able if you are both in as well. Its going to be really hard, and you'll have to deal with the distance. And honestly, its going to suck. But hopefully after a while, you guys will be able to get stationed near each other, especially if you are in the same branch.<br />
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I wish I could be with my guy right now, but I am prepared to be in a long distance relationship for a while. I wont be able to handle that forever, and I don't think anyone would be able to, but we will do whatever it takes to be together.<br />
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If your guy has faith that you guys can work things out, and if you do as well, then go for your dream. Just be prepared for the hard times ahead. If you two are 100% committed together, then you can make it work.