Germany Bound

Hi everyone!

I'm new to this site and thought maybe it would be a good way to get some advice from some people experiencing the same thing as me.  I've been together with my boyfriend for 3 1/2 years, we met in college and spent almost eveyday together and it had been wonderful.  After we graduated, he was sent around to some trainings and ended up in fort benning for a while for ranger school.  All of that was pretty tough and it was a lot harder to try to go see each other, but i knew it wouldn't be too long until I could see him again.

Now he is leaving in a few weeks for germany for 2 years (6 months of which he will spend in afghanistan).  I have been able to handle all of the short trainings no problem but i have no idea how to cope with him leaving for 2 years, and i'm scared for him to go to afghanistan.  I don't know what to do, and I know that me being upset makes things a million times harder on him.  Can anyone help me get through this so that I can be strong for him and give him 100% of my support?
akorman12 akorman12
22-25, F
1 Response Jul 10, 2010

This is a time that is very important to both of you. Perhaps you can find a local group of military girlfriends and wives and talk to them and get a support system for yourself while he is away. People in the same situation will be a tremendous help. I am sure that the internet can be a resource in finding these women and also perhaps a local branch of the military can guide you in the right direction. Your love and support for your friend is going to help him and give both of you some peace of mind while he is deployed. Find special cards and little gifts and send them to him as this will make you feel better. Soldiers love getting mail! You can get through this even though the separation will be hard but your support and love will be so appreciated. Loved ones are a soldiers life line and be proud of your man's decision. You can do this! Hugs,D.