Post # 1
Hi ladies, so my FI joined the army last summer, and he left for basic training in October, which was 10 weeks long, and he’s currently finishing up his 16 week long AIT. I’ve been very lucky that I have been able to see him a few times during his training, and he only has a little over 2 weeks left until he is done and gets to come home! However, the 7 months of long distance have been taking a serious toll on me, and I’m having a very difficult time feeling like I can get through these next two weeks. It’s almost like these past 6.5 months I knew there was still a while for him to come home, so I didn’t let myself dwell on thinking about it. But now that it’s so close it’s all I can think about! Plus I am really stressed with everything that I have to get done with school (4 papers, 2 exams, and a presentation) before he gets home. I would appreciate any advice or encouragement on how to push through.
Post # 2
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I would be thankful he isn’t getting home until after you have all of those due dates at school. You have successfully made it through being apart this long, two weeks is nothing. This from a woman who was in a long distance relationship for 4 years (now married, woo!). Anyway, use this time to focus on your schoolwork, because you certainly won’t be doing that right away once he returns.
Post # 3
KristenD9: Girl you can do it! You’ve made it so far already and just think only 2 weeks away and your FI will be there with you. I know its tough… FI and I have been long distance (he’s in CA and i’m in GA) for 14 months and he is finally moving to be with me this weekend. This entire week is going by so slowly because all I can think of is how he’ll be here so soon but not soon enough. I’m keeping a countdown on my phone so every day I can see it’s one day less, but I’m sure you probably have something like that going on as well. Just keep telling yourself to push through these exams and papers and your reward for your hard work will be having your FI when you’re finished.
Post # 4
I know exactly what you mean about the long wait being easier than the end! Have you got anything special planned for when he returns? I know with me I feel more relaxed knowing we have special time set aside just for us to get used to each other again. Good luck with the school work and all the best when your man’s home 🙂
Post # 5
You gotta push through it. Because that’s all you can do. You’re very lucky that you were able to see him during his basic/ait training. My bf had no breaks, visitors allowed during his basic and was only allowed to make calls on Sundays for ait training. Two years later, he was deployed for nearly 11 months. As a significant other, not having that other half for so long is really taxing. It’s tough and it sucks..I didn’t think I could get through it, but i used my time productively. I spent my time with family and friends, I threw myself into my work…and before you knew it, he came home. You’ve got a little bit of time left, and though I know it may not seem it, his homecoming day will soon be here. So relax, get an outfit, get your nails done and make that welcome home banner!!