5 More Years?!

My boyfriend and I have been together for 6 months, 3 of which he's been deployed to Japan.  His tour there was only supposed to be 2 years.  He has decided that he wants to try doing embassy duty when his time is up.  The only downfall is that you can't be married for this.  To my understanding, you have to serve 3 years, each year at a different embassy.  This would put us not being together for almost 6 years.  I love him with all of my heart, but I am struggling so much with this right now.  I'm trying my best to be supportive, but I don't know what else to do.  My heart breaks everyday waiting for that phone call that never comes.  I have not spoken to him in weeks.  I know I'm strong enough to handle two years, but six is blowing my mind right now.  I have no military friends to turn to.  My family doesn't understand what I'm going through.  Is this a lost cause?  Should I just throw in the towel?  He's worth the fight, but should I put myself through this torture for the next 5 or 6 years?  Please, someone help me.... I don't know where else to turn.

AshleyG AshleyG
22-25, F
Mar 6, 2010