Soon to Be Marine Wife


Posted document.write(''+ myTimeZone('Wed, 04 Mar 2009 18:24:10 GMT-0800', 'Wed 04 March 2009 06:24 PM')+''); Wed 04 March 2009 05:24 PM Wed 04 March 2009 06:24 PM Hide Post Hi all! I'm new here and am looking for some insight into what life is going to be like for me and what to expect. Does it get easier? What is it like? I have no idea what to expect!

I am 27 years old and we will be getting married July 11th. My fiance has not been happy with his job for a few years and just a couple weeks ago decided the Marines was the way to go (he'd been thinking about this for over a year). It came as a shock to me, but deep down I don't think I was surprised. Of course the tears came, but they were tears of joy and sadness. I'm very happy for him and I want the best. I just didn't think our first few years of marriage would be apart. So, about 2 weeks ago he made this final decision (of course he said he wouldn't go if I didn't want him to, but how could I not support his dream?). Well he wants to go into infantry and the only way for him to get in is if he goes Sept. 1st. They were able to push it back a couple months for us. So, he will be leaving and I will be staying back home for the first year (I'm a teacher). I am really worried about how things will be. I am hoping he is at Camp Lejeune so I can visit more often than if he were on the west coast. Have any of you women stayed home while your hubby was on base? My plan then is to join him for the next 4 years (he signed a 5 yr contract). I have debated back and forth and even though I love my job I feel that being with him and starting a family is more important. I look at it as an adventure,however I am still very nervous!

How do you like base life? Silly question, but you can bring your pets, right? I have 2 cats that will be keeping me company while he is gone!

I have to tell you, I'm proud that I will be a Marine wife! Sorry for the long message but as you can see I have many emotions going on at once. Any advice would be appreciated!   Thanks for any advice you can give!
kell457 kell457
26-30, F
8 Responses Mar 9, 2009

I am new to this as well and read yalls stories and wonder how do yall remain strong through all of this. i started dating this guy in june even tho weve been talking since march and its weird bc we mostly have a phone relationship. he is finished infantry officer course and graduating from IOC sept 23 and then moving to camp lejeune in 3 weeks and going to afghanistan in july. <br />
Everyone tells me it wont work and im scared. I havent talked to him in 2 weeks and not used to all of this still. I feel guilty wanting so much attention. I am so proud of him and everyone in the marines. they are truly the most incredible type of people iv ever met. I just was wondering what gets yall through the hard times when you cant talk to him for weeks at a time and how no one else can truly understand what youre going through

Hello, im new to this site too. I just read your story and i decided to join this site.<br />
My fiance is at Camp Leguene... He signed a contract to be for 4 years. We are both still very young, hes 20 and im 18.. We went to high school together and he left 4 days after his high school graduation.. So its been pretty difficult for us. <br />
He goes to Afghanistan in January which is scaring the crap out of me.<br />
But all of us women who have gotten into the military life have to be stong and live our lives the best we can without our significant other not being home.

Thanks all. I was looking into Camp Lejeune too and it doesn't sound bad at all. I especially love the fact that there is a beach..I could spend every day there! palm29grl I will def. be asking you questions in the future! Yes he does have a degree.

Ok I see how it is...I'm still learning all of this!

welcome to the group! The ladies here are very helpful! I dont know much past boot right now but always here =]<br />
I'm Kariane by the way!

He is going into infantry and he doesn't think he could live with himself if he were an officer and sent men into battle and then something happened. He would take an officer job in a field other than infantry, however infantry is really what he'd like to do. <br />
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The reason he'll be gone for a year is because I'm staying home while he goes and does his thing (I will live on base with him after my year at home)<br />
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Yes, they did give a signing bonus which is a plus :)

He is going into infantry and he doesn't think he could live with himself if he were an officer and sent men into battle and then something happened. He would take an officer job in a field other than infantry, however infantry is really what he'd like to do. <br />
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The reason he'll be gone for a year is because I'm staying home while he goes and does his thing (I will live on base with him after my year at home)<br />
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Yes, they did give a signing bonus which is a plus :)

Hi Ladies, thanks for such quick response :) I posted on another site last week and have heard nothing. Glad to hear from women who are in the same place as me! I think I am getting addicted to EP already! He is going in as enlisted (decided not to go to officer school).