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My Marine Is Struggling With Stress And Sadness:(

My marine is officially being stationed in North Carolina! He finished training for his MOS and now he will actually begin to work. It's been a rough week for him...with all the checking out stuff...and it's been a stressful week for me too. We both tend to shut down when things get too bad during the day..but we always end up talking on the phone or skyping at nights to make sure we are both okay. Lately though he has been struggling, complaining about how much he hates the marines and how badly he just wants to be home. I try to tell him he's making a difference, because he is, and I'm so proud of him. But comforting from thousands of miles away is so hard. I just want to give him a hug and kiss him and make sure he knows that it will all be worth it. Have any of your marines gone through this sort of on and off depression? He says I'm the only thing getting him through this:(but he is enlisted for another four years. I will be living close to him in a year and a half, but I want him to be happy until then. Until I can actually hold him in my arms again.
Does it get better for them? Is work more fun than training? He repairs helicopters, so he is in the airline area. And also, are any of you guys familiar with the base in North Carolina? Is it better than camp Pendleton? I just want him to be okay. Thanks guys:)semper fi
NewToThisMarineSGirl NewToThisMarineSGirl 18-21 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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He hates the Marines? wow, that is tough. I mean my Marine complains but he loves what he does, so I'm not sure I can help. It is not healthy even for a non military to work in a place that they don't like. Me for example, when I'm not happy at work that takes my whole life out of balance and if he is going to be in for 4 more year, wow. Maybe seeking professional help?

NC, my bf doesn't like it, he says there are too many Marines there. Other than that it should be good.