I Am Gonna Miss Him! I Need Support!

My boyfriend and I have been dating for 7 months, almost 8. Our friends put us together and we've been inseparable ever since. About 5 months ago he decided he wanted to go into the Marines, he got swore in, and he's leaving in August for Basic. I love him dearly, and I've never been a very independent or strong person, so I'm worried about how I'll deal with him being gone. I have one year of school left and then we're going to get married. If anyone has any advice on how to remain strong and get ready to be a marine wife, it would be very much appreciated! :D Thank you so much!
AbbyGhee AbbyGhee
18-21, F
1 Response May 23, 2012

Hi my name is Katherine. :) Being a military S/O is hard...you have to keep yourself occupied and busy. a job, school, friends...I have realized though a lot of my friends dont really understand what i am going through and thats when this website comes in handy. :) I was not an independent person or even strong..but you learn fast how to become both. When you remain strong its not just for yourself. He needs support as well. You have to be strong for both you and him and that pushes you to stay strong. Knowing its for someone other than yourself. As for being independent....it all comes with the time spent apart. When you marry into the military you become part of it, just like you S/O. there are going to be hard times, good times, tears shed, sleepless nights, your phone will remain by your side at all times, mailbox becomes your best friend for a while. :) But then you have the reuniting with your man. :) and then you remember why it was all worth it. things wont always go as planned in a military relationship. I have learned not to keep my hopes up too high just so i dont hurt more in the end. I have been engaged to my Marine(Ryan) for two months now. and our relationship has been spend mostly apart. i have known him for 14 years and we have had a past but after not talking for three years we found eachother in facebook. :) so happy where i am at and i wouldnt change it for the world! Stay strong...if you have any questions or just need someone to talk to you can mesage me :) I wish you the best