How Do You Deal With A Significant Other Who’s In The Military?

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Babygrlk100 said:

My boyfriend just told me that he’s thinking about joining the Air Force Active Duty. At first, the plan was for him to do the reserves so that he wouldn’t be gone a lot. But now his mom is saying that he won’t be able to support us just by being in the reserves, so he wants to be on active duty so that we have more money.

I’m so scared. I’m going to be there for him regardless, but thinking about being without him for months at a time just kills me. Are there any girlfriends or wives of anyone in the military here? How do you get through it?

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  • Autumn

    Hey my name is autumn. Me and my boyfriend have been dating for 8 months and we ment online. We have never met each other and I really would love to go to his graduation, but I don’t know his family at all and I don’t know anything about the army base he is on. My boyfriend left on June 16 2014. He is in basic training right now and I miss him like crazy. I am a army girlfriend through and through. Yes it is hard, but if you love him enough you can get through it. Just know he is missing you as much as you are missing him. If you can write to him write as much as possible, but sometimes he might not be able to contact you. I know how that goes. I have not got any letters from my boyfriend since he has been gone. It is hard to be with out your boyfriend for 2 months.. but I know it will get better when I see him next. What I do to pass the time is be with friends and hang out with people in real life. Try and do things to help you forget he is gone for a little while. Something to pass the time. It is not always easy, but if you have a strong will power that most women have you will be just fine! Good luck

    • Alejandra

      I have similar situation and he is going for basic training now.. I’m scared :/