You Know You Are A Military Girlfriend/fiance/wife When...

I loved these answers because they are from real Military Girlfriend/Fiance/Wife

You know you are a Military Girlfriend/Fiance/Wife when... don't mind a phone call waking you up at 4 a.m. tell people that ask that he's 'only' been gone a month.


...the smallest contact (short email) from your man makes your entire week! cry over an email that says nothing more than hi and I miss you. email everyone in your address book when you receive a one liner email from your MM!

...those recruitment commercials on TV make you cry because you are so proud!


...your sentences start containing more [acronyms] and numbers than actual words. sleep in PT attire, cuddled up in a poncho liner, because it's the closest you can come to being with your MM.'re sitting at home and you realize that you haven't talked to your DB/F/H in over a month. get super excited just knowing that your DB tried to call but wasn't able to get through. decide to combine your patriotism and staying sane while he's deployed... I'm in the middle of redecorating my bathroom.. Red & white stripes with blue stars...


...the first ball you go to as a [girlfriend] your name tag says "Mrs". Is that a self fulfilling prophecy or what?!? know your a military girlfriend when your favorite 'man' to see everyday is the MAILMAN (what a love/hate relationship that is). know you are a military DG/DF/DW when you refer to everyone not in the militay or dating someone in the military as a Civilian, you can rattle off the time in perfect military time without having to think and finally you get excited when you can name the assault rifle correctly. stop shaving above the knees.

...a 30 second phone call after no calls from him for 3.5 months leaves you full of joy and happiness, and "No news is good news" becomes your motto.

...the motto "no shore too distant " becomes your life. could wait forever for your loved one to return home into your arms. feel yourself growning more and more in love with your MM even while he's so far away.

...planning letters/ care packages and putting them in the mail is more exciting then going out for a night on the town with the girls. don't mind tripping over combat boots left in the middle of the bedroom floor.

...while enjoying an evening alone together, your boyfriend shows you all the different ways he knows to kill or incapacitate a man, and then you casually continue cooking dinner as though it's perfectly normal, and you find yourself learning phrases in foreign languages from letters, and aren't surprised when you realize you know how to say, "Throw down your weapons and lay down on the ground!" in Arabic hold off on seeing certain movies so you can see them with your MM when he comes home want to roll your eyes when you hear someone say "i havent seen my boyfriend in a week!", you can be go from being happy, to sad, to lonely, to angry, to proud, and back to happy in a matter of less than an hour, and you sleep with the phone right next to you, just in case.

...if he's deployed you don't care how your hair looks nor care about wearing make-up, and the people at your work ask about your DB every day to see if you've heard from him. start saying thing like "Wow that is a really nice box. Are you going to use that for anything?" to total strangers. can give the rates for all the long distance calling cards on the market without hesitation.

...the sight of any other man in a uniform makes you miss your boyfriend MORE than it makes you drool, and you try to explain to civilians what your boyfriend does for a living, they give you a blank look because they don't understand a third of what you just said. feel lucky for each second granted to the two of you.

...every new watch you buy had a two time zone feature.'ll spend a total of 42 hours roundtrip on a greyhound bus just to be able to see him for a total of 4 days. are 3000 miles apart and you dont notice the time difference and talk until 5 am his time 2am your time on a school night, and  phone kisses are just as good as the real ones if not better (ummmm real ones are always better) realize you can forgive your bf for not calling you for a few weeks due to the fact he really had to work. write javascript programs to display how many days and hours before he returns every time you go online, and your cell phone shows 87 screens full of the number 2 for "repeat message" after you hear he left you a voice mail message because you missed his first and only call so far! get used to your plans changing at the last minute and taking a trip to Germany for 4-days with a 7-day notice seems very normal, and going 3-6 months without seeing your DB seems like a drop in the bucket compared to other women you know and what you have been through before. have seen the following movies more than 100 times: Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Heartbreak Ridge, The Right Stuff, Top Gun, and Apocolypse Now. haven't heard from them in while you find yourself reading the old letters you have received is just something comforting to feel close in a way don't bat an eyelash when he say's "Uh, Honey they changed when I'm supposed to return home, yet again (for the 18th millionth time)".

...You might be a military DG find it romantic when your MM serenades you with cadences. 

you know you WERE a military girlfriend when you look at normal guys and think, "I can't go back to dating you guys. I've been militarized!"

southerngurl985 southerngurl985
31-35, F
4 Responses Apr 8, 2011

I am actually the wife of a Korean military officer but I had to join because it is so bloody funny and true even here and I'd like to add:

You know you're an army wife when every time your husband enters the room the cat flips onto her back and salutes and the proceeds to groom his boots like they're her long lost kittens.


they need to add to these lists things for when he's actually around.<br />
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You basically kidnap any other woman who comes over for hours because you're so sick of only ever being around boys. <br />
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You've heard so many work stories that you know every guy in his unit but if you heard their first name you'd have no idea who he's talking about.<br />
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You know you've heard too many work stories when you catch yourself referring to him to someone by his last name.<br />
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This is a big thing on my ba<x>se: You're man has learned that if his socks aren't unrolled when he takes them off theyre not getting washed because it's half impossible to figure out which way is right side out on the work socks. But he never does it anyway because he gets his work socks free so he just picks up more when he goes in in the morning.<br />
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You've learned that you can't yell at him because he's learned to completely tune out yelling from it happening all day every day at work. The only way to get his attention is through logic because it makes his brain have to work because none of the superiors have any. LOL!<br />
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You know that every guy whose been overseas has a story about his wife or girlfriend cheating on him while hes gone and you want to injure every chick whose actually done something so horrible.<br />
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People look at you blankly when you start trying to explain to them the difference between a unit, company, battalion platoon, etc.<br />
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You realise that when they guys are in the field all they have on are ballistic sunglasses combat boots, tight green boxers and pornstar mustaches and you don't find anything wierd about that.<br />
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You have no problem kissing him all over the second he gets back from the field even though he hasnt washed or changed combats in weeks and smells horrible. <br />
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You know what's in an IMP! And you've eaten them before so that your man knows you support him!

This is great and oh so true!

This is great! :)<br />
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..... when you dont get paid $4.99 a minute for certain things<br />
..... when you dont mind trying to be a photographer and model at the same time<br />
..... when you are expected to plan a wedding WITHOUT a return home date<br />
..... when you hear "I think I'll retire in two years" and know that its just a whim<br />
..... when you know that "goodbye" could mean "see you in a few months"<br />
..... you dont mind when "honey we have to PCS" comes before you even unpacked from the last move <br />
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Your list was great! I loved it. my SSG is in Iraq and I miss him dearly