New To This

Hey everyone,

My name is Lauren and im engaged to a man named, Jeremy. We have been engaged for almost 4 months now, its absolutely fantastic except one little thing.... He may have to go to Iraq in less than a month. We already are living a long distance relationship, I live in Indiana and he is in South Carolina.

Before we were together, or even met, he was married and was deployed multiple times overseas. But now they are divorced, and me and him are engaged now.. 2 years after the divorce. He just got out of the Air Force in.. May. But now they want him back for Iraq.

I'm just really scared for the safety of him, he says everything will be okay... knock on wood.... It's been emotionally draining on me. I cry every night thinking about not being able to have full contact with him, any time I want... ever since we started dating, we haven't gone 1 day without talking.

I just need to know if there are any tips about how to emotionally get used to him being gone for that long. Or if there is anyone I can keep in contact with to just help through this... This is totally new to me. :(


Love, Lauren
laurlovesj laurlovesj
1 Response Aug 10, 2010

This place is great to vent, talk, and get support. I'm in a long distance relationship w/my military man and he will for sure be leaving in February for afghanny. It sounds crazy to most people, but on here you will find a lot of girls just like us. It can work if you have faith and of course if you want it to work. I see it all the time. A lot of people spend the year apart than want to be together when he gets back. Thats my plan. Anyways, I would just recommend getting skype and staying busy. You can send him care packages and what not. Nowadays, you'll get to talk to him almost every day. He can even text your phone from yahoo im. Join some of the other groups I'm in. I've talked to some great girls. Also, try ready "Separated by Duty, United by Love." It help me realize the up coming challenges that I will face. Anyways, good luck. You can message me if you want to talk further.