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Marine Girlfriend

Posted By: Anna Mattox 03-04-13

I am graduating high school and my boyfriend is a Marine. He is leaving for boot camp in two weeks on March 18. I know it's going to be really hard and the closer we get...the more the reality of it sets in. He is the one person that keeps me grounded and not stressed and he means the world to me. We've been dating for almost six months now and are so in love. We both want to spend our future together and we have a very strong relationship. I don't know how a long distance relationship is going to be...just know that it will be tough. And it's going to be really hard to be away from him, when all I want to do is be with him. As much as thinking about it hurts, I want to talk to him about it, but it seems like every time I do...he changes the subject and doesn't want to. I'm trying not to be too emotional yet...for his sake, but any advice would be appreciated.

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Latisha Rollison Avatar


My bf of a year && some months just left for boot camp to parris island this past Sunday. I cried my eyes out but at the same time I thought of it as a positive thing. I thought about all the great things that's going to come because he is serving our country. Just keep yourself as busy as possible. I am on spring break from college right now && it's so depressing but enjoy school. It will by pass some of the time. Well most of it. Become a stronger person && before you know it he will be returning to you.

Posted by: Latisha Rollison on 03/14/2013




Alyssa Atangan Avatar


Hi. I am also a senior graduating high school this year. My boyfriend is also 18 and he just left to boot camp on the 11th. We have been together for 3 years. I understand exactly what you're going through. It's really hard adjusting your life without him, but you'll be fine. My boyfriend went to a military school during high school for 6 months and we were only allowed to talk through letters as well. I got through that, but this time it's a lot harder. If you think you and your boyfriend really do love each other don't worry about it. He only tries to change the subject because he's nervous and will miss you very much. Once you receive his letters, it will put your mind at ease. My advice would be to start preparing your life without him. Start thinking of things to do while he's away. I, myself, have been hiking, bike riding, I'm going to start a scrapbook for him, and have been looking for jobs. You don't want to sit around all day thinking about him and falling into depression. SO ENJOY SCHOOL AND YOUR FRIENDS. And just think of the visits you will get to spend with him and not the time away from him.

Posted by: Alyssa Atangan on 03/13/2013




Courtney  Pool Avatar


Im the exact same way, Im trying not to ball like a baby. lol Ive been dating my fiance for almost 2 years and were getting married in June and He is leaving for boot camp to Parris Island in September and It is really hard to be strong for him especially because were just starting our lifes together. Just keep your head up and be strong, Its gonna be hard but it will pull you both closer to each other, I hope all works out for the both of you and Good Luck to your Marine :)

Posted by: Courtney Pool on 03/12/2013