I'm 22 years old, and this is my first time being in a relationship with a man in the military. He just got back from Afghanistan and decided that he wants to be married within the next two years. I've heard many stories of soldiers being unfaithful, and I was wondering with him being only 21, should I be concerned? We are already nine hours apart, and I plan on moving my son and me closer to him. Will that help at all? I promised myself that would be my year to start being more open and honest with everyone who writes to me. I'm not saying I will be mean or surly, I just intend to be more candid about the situation.
These women don't have a job, no savings account, and no education, not anything. When the relationship goes sour, they are left feeling used and abused. Please don't do this.You Can't Date Other Military Members!?!?
Use this time to make sure you are on solid ground. Finish your education or make sure you have solid work skills and credentials.
Start saving your own money because you are sadly mistaken if you think Uncle Sam will take care of you. This is not true. There is no Uncle Sam, and if there were, he doesn't know who you are. Vicki, I'm 22 years old, and this is my first time being in a relationship with a man in the military. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Men in uniform will never go out of style. And call it socially constructed, biologically motivated, or whatever. There is something absolutely hot about men who wear military uniform. Military guys are protective, which comes with the territory I suppose. He will be one of the most caring guys you will ever meet.
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Especially if he has witnessed a lot of human suffering, he will know the importance of kindness and will almost always treat you kindly. Because he knows the importance of friendship, he will be a good friend to you. A boyfriend really is supposed to be someone you can chill, hang out with, have deep conversations with, and of course, also make out with.
He will probably be a chivalrous guy — opening doors, pushing out chairs, walking on the outside of you on a sidewalk. All those little things that make a BIG difference. And that means there will be an air of hyper-masculinity any time the boys are present. Your boyfriend might be in love with you, but he is married to the Army.
Work schedules and leave time are always at the discretion of his superiors and are subject to change at any time. Relocation and deployment occur with little warning. In addition, your man is surrounded by the Army way of life. Even if you marry your soldier and move with him as he relocates around the world, separations are an inevitable part of Army life.
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Retired military RN Alison Lighthall notes that even married couples should expect to be separated for a year or more at a time. As a girlfriend, you are not eligible to relocate with your Army boyfriend, so your separations could be even longer. Send care packages and long handwritten letters to give him something tangible to hold onto.
Skype, text messaging and phone calls are possible at most locations, allowing you to communicate in real time. If your boyfriend is stationed within a reasonable drive of your home, you might want to spend some time with him on post.
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While spouses receive an ID card that allows them to use the base facilities, significant others do not. Although specific regulations vary from base to base, in most cases your boyfriend must sign you in and escort you throughout your visit. Depending on the current security alert level at a particular base, your car might be searched.