New To The Military Girlfriend ThingOkay so last year this time if you told me I would be in love with a Marine I would probably laugh. I've fallen completely head over heels for my Marine, and come to learn that Marines are just regular normal people, and they're not all the stereotypical guys that I've heard stories about. A lot of people have been doubting our relationship lasting because he is deploying to Okinawa in a week for 6 months and we've only been dating for 3 months. But me being a Christian, I know when God makes things happen in our lives for a reason, and I know he has put Scott in my life, for a reason. I feel so heartbroken because God has put this wonderful man in my life and just 3 short months of finding him I already have to let him go. It seems like every time I hear someone say anything about the end of February or the beginning of March I find myself in tears. I've already lost 5 pounds from stressing, and he's not even going into a combat zone! I feel really selfish about feeling like this because there are soooo many other girlfriends, wives, boyfriends, husbands, and children that their Marines ARE in combat zones. He actually told me about this blog that you could chat and blog with other, other halves, of Marines (: I'm really scared because I've never had to deal with a military deployment and I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to cope. I've researched until I am blue in the face how to deal with deployment but nothing I've read I could ask questions and receive feedback.I would love to hear some coping skills from... the experienced? Or other girlfriends/wives/fiances going through their first deployment!