My Boyfriend Is At Boot Camp!

My boyfriend, Tyler, left for boot camp on February 10th. It's only the second day that he's been gone, and I miss him like crazy. We haven't been dating that long. It was 7 months on the 5th, but when you spend every day with the same person, it's impossible not to feel like you've been with them for years. I've never been so in love with another person in my life. Though, we're both young, 18, and I get a lot of negative comments about how our relationship won't last. I know that he's the person I'm supposed to spend the rest of my life with, though. I know it, and so does he. He's the greatest guy I've ever met; he's exceptional. I've been pretty depressed since he left, though. And, I have quite a few supporters who claim that I can talk to them when I need to, but none of them are going through the same thing. Everything reminds me of him. I've already started writing letters, and I try to keep busy, but somehow I still feel restless. Like I don't know what to do with myself. I watch and research boot camp stuff. It's reassuring to have an idea of what he's doing, but it just feels like the next 13 weeks are going to be impossible.
kristincotney kristincotney
18-21, F
3 Responses Feb 12, 2013

Thank you ladies so much for the advice!

my boyfriend just got out of bootcamp he goes to MOS school in 7 short days, he missed thanksgiving, Xmas, his birthday, and new years while he was gone!! I'm younger then you and no one thinks we're going to work. Not even his friends at home. We know we will though, and that's all that counts. Your boyfriend will meet amazing men in bootcamp and they will be his friends for life. Send him a picture of you (prinited on paper) draw him pictures and all that. He will have fun while he's there, I was scared my boyfriend was having a horrible time which made my three months bad. Although once he got back he said he missed it, and how he actually had fun. The three months will FLY by!! It's the first few weeks that are the worse, but after that your life will go back to normal and before you know it he'll be back!! Graduation was amazing! The way the men acted was literally perfect. You'll see. Just stay positive, he's making himself better. Just keep busy while he's away.

You're never to young to be in love. I'm 20 and I married my man before he left. My husband has been at book camp a little over 2 weeks. The first week will be hard especially the first 3 days. You just have to keep busy! That's the trick to making the days go by faster. Go to the gym, the mall, hang with friends anything so you're not sitting around the house. I wrote a letter everyday until I got his address and that took about 11 days for me. So now I'm sending letters everyday. It helps them. Write silly stupid stuff. What you did that day or just anything on your mind. They like to know that kind of stuff. It won't be impossible to get through it. The days get easier I promise and time will start flying by. If you ever need to talk just message me! Semper Fi