He's Leaving In 6 Weeks...

hi everyone!

my boyfriend and i have been together for 2 years. he's leaving for afghanistan in about 6 weeks. any tips on how to get through it!? i'm in the air force, so i kind of know what goes on, but they don't prepare you for being the one that stays home!

Girly21 Girly21
22-25
3 Responses Feb 22, 2010

When he first left I heard from him every other day, then he got stationed at a different base in Hemland. Since then our communication has been less and less. He doesn't tell me anything cause he doesn't want me to worry and he always tell me not to watch the news buts it hard not to when its on the front page of yahoo or MSN. I know the new operation started Feb 13. I haven't heard from him since about two days before that. I'm going insane right now. It's one of my bad days i guess. I cried alot today but I just want to hear his voice, know he's ok. Sorry i just totally vented lol but anyways working and school should keep you busy, I work an 8-5 job, so to the gym and go to school three days out of the week. I got our daughter in ballet, she's only three but it was something to keep me busy on the weekends :) I think you are on the right track, things will feel unbearable when he first leaves but i can't say it gets easier but you learn how to deal with it as time goes on.

thank you!!!! i work really long days, and then i'm in school full time now too, so i'm hoping to be pretty busy. i think this part sucks more than it will when he actually leaves! how often do you hear from your fiance?

I all I can say is keep busy, I know everyone tells you that but its the only thing you can do. My Fiance is in Afghanistan right now and has been gone since September. It's been anything but easy. I have my good and bad days. I keep myself busy with school the gym and our daughter. Send him as much as you can even if its not always a care package, a simple letter saying you love him will mean the most. I know it will be hard but we all go through it and survive, and I'm sure you will too..If you ever need to talk feel free to message me ;) Semper Fi!!