Getting Close..2.5 weeks, thats all I have left with him until he leaves for Parris Island University. My recruit and I have only been together for 4 months, but it feels like 4 years! When we got together I was fully aware of what was going to happen in 6 months from the time we met. It felt like such a long time away that I wasnt concerned about it. Now here we are 2.5 weeks away, and things are getting interesting. I feel him detaching, he doesn't want to talk, he doesnt want to hang out , tempers are short and patience is wearing thin. All I want to do is be with him, but I cant force him to hang when he doesnt want to. I know he feels it too, I see it all over his face.I cant even begin to understand what he is going through. I know he loves me, and I love him, I tell him as often as I can since I wont be able to here shortly. I tell him that I will be at graduation, and I will be here when he gets done with job training in March of next year.
Is this normal for Marines and recruits to go through, to detach from those they love? What can I do to make this easier for my recruit and for myself?