Post # 1
Hey everyone just looking for basically some other bees in a similar situation to agree that sometimes having a miltary FI is crap! He’s about 7 weeks into his deployment, back end of July/early August (luckily his shortest one yet, but knowing that doesn’t always help!!), and I’m just having one of those days where I can’t stop missing him.
Any other long distance or military bees feeling the pain of distance a bit more this weekend? Could really do with knowing I’m not alone in this!
Post # 2
Oh I feel your pain all too well. Being with a military man is a catch 22 – you could never be with anyone else as their drive, motivation, dedication, bravery, strength, EVERYTHING is just incredible, but the reality of everyday life and the utter heartbreak of deployments is so horrendous.
My advice is that you need to enjoy this time by yourself, do things you want to do, keep yourself busy with your friends and remember that the moment you see him again at the airport it will be (almost) worth every moment of pain and loneliness you’ve had during this deployment.
My FI isn’t due back until December and we get married January 3rd. I deal with it by not thinking about where is he or what he’s doing (he isn’t deployed, just ‘away’), and I just remember that even though he is away it doesn’t mean my life is on hold.
Hope you are ok. I’m here if you ever need a chat – just message me x
Post # 4
SydneyJen: Thanks Jen – I really needed a good reminder about why I love him in the first place, my head is just having one of those overwhelmed days. Our wedding is Jan 2015 as well – it must be the military month when we know they’re not going to be working! Most of the other military gfs/wives I know have just had their partner come home or are not going away this year, so I really needed to hear from someone who’s going through it now – like you said you forget it all as soon as you see them again! Thanks so much for your words 🙂