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Searching For A Little Strength...

My boyfriend and I have been best friends for a long time. Finally, our lives were in a place where we both had the courage to act on our feelings and be together. Unfortunately, three days ago he got a call that he'll be leaving for Afghanistan as an Army medic in about a month. We're both in college and they're pulling him out to send him. I've been in so much pain that I bounce between sad and numb. Mostly because I know that I'll miss him intensely for the next year of my life, essentially the entire first year of our relationship. But also because my father, a Navy CPO, just got back from two year long deployments. I'm sick of counting down days to homecomings. It's what I've been doing my entire life. I am so proud of everything my boyfriend has, is, and will be doing. And I know that I have to be strong. But none of my friends understand the amount of hurt that comes with washing his uniform, knowing he's about to walk away from the home and life you've been working towards. I'd appreciate any help on coping, kind words, support...anything.
hannah1851 hannah1851 18-21, F May 18, 2012

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