Has anyone experienced being a military relationship?

United States
October 30, 2006 8:35pm CST
Just wanted to see if there was anyone else out there experiencing the well worth it difficulties of being a military girlfriend?
6 responses
@ilse72 (1454)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I have...my husband was in the Air Force for almost the entire 3 years we dated. If you really love each other, you can make the relationship work. Today, it is even easier with voicemail, computers, webcams, etc. When we were dating, all we had were expensive payphone calls and letters.
• United States
31 Oct 06
My boyfriend and I webcamed and cell phoned our way through the last bit of his tour in afghanistan when I met him on myspace and now we're doing the same while he's in Iraq. I dont know what I would do if I didnt have the internet and our phone calls. I love him very much and we're ever talking about getting married :)
@ilse72 (1454)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Congratulations! I hope he is home soon so you can spend the rest of your life together. Hang in there!
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
31 Oct 06
marine - missing marine
I meet my now husband on a blind date for the Marine Corps Ball in 1997.. Soon after we met I got pregnant with our daughter and between the distance between us, he was in North Carolina I was in Ohio, and his med float he was deployed for 7 months we did not see each other for a year. Our daughter was 3 months old when he first saw her. We got engaged in 1999 and married in 2001. Being a girlfriend/wife to a military person is never easy and you have to have a lot of trust and understanding and be 100% commeted to the relationship. Talking to each other about how you are feeling is a must. My husband and I have been together for 9 years and married for 5 1/2 years he is my soulmate and my bestfriend and each day I love him more and more.. Best of Luck to you... I know it's difficult but if you both want to make it work then everything will be just fine.
• United States
31 Oct 06
I met my boyfriend on myspace actually lol. He sent me a message because he needed a friend. kind of like someone to talk to while he was going through a separation/ divorce to a woman who cheated on him when he was in Afghanistan. He said he thought I seemed like a nice person and we had similar interests. After about a month of talking we figured out that I had gone to high school and was close friends with his two best friends. talk about a small world right. I love him very much and have never met a better man than he(except for my daddy who is, you guessed it... a MARINE!) It hasnt even been a year yet but already we have talked seriously about getting married. Not tomorrow of course but somewhere in the future
@khan_jee (1053)
• Pakistan
2 Dec 06
i have no relationship with military
@chaitu007 (1340)
• India
2 Dec 06
no i dint experience
@Mommamea (1215)
• United States
1 Dec 06
You said it right. It is very much worth it. I am married to a retired Marine and we went through all 20 years together. It is hard at times but with strength, love and understanding you too can make it for as long as he is in. Would you not put up with the civilian life of finding a job and keeping it, many jobs require travel or late night shifts? You keep supporting him and talking with those who have been through it and they will help keep you strong so you will be strong for him as well. Good luck to you and keep talking it does help.
@burgoonster (3767)
• Canada
31 Oct 06
No