Post # 1
The thread asking if you would take 100k in exchange for your SO being deployed to Afghanistan..got me thinking..what is the longest you’ve had to be away from your SO, and why?
The longest for me was 12 months, while he deployed to Afghanistan. Sorry, 12 months minus 2 weeks for his leave. That is the longest and I hope I don’t ever have to go any longer than that!
Post # 4
6 days because of our work schedules.
Post # 5
Wow, I feel lucky. A week, when he went to Vegas for his cousin’s 21st birthday blowout.
Post # 6
In December, we will be seperated for 2 weeks for class he has to go to in Missouri… He was previously a truck driver, and he was away for upto 4 days at a time, and that was toture, can’t imagine the 2 weeks in December
Post # 7
Just short of six months. We’re long distance – so we’ve spent a lot of time apart.
Post # 9
We’ve done four months, and even that was pretty tough. I have so, so much admiration for the strength and resolve of women who have had do so much longer, especially military wives/SOs. I don’t know how they do it, but they’re awesome.
Post # 10
3 months with only one phone call and very few emails (less than one a week). It was a sad dark time…
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Fiance is currently deployed and when he comes back it will have been 8 months. He has a future deployment about 14 months after he comes back that will also be 8-9 months. Sucks…
Post # 14
3 weeks for work, but after the first week I went to visit him for a 3-day weekend.
Post # 15
@yogaqueen: 12 months during a deployment. We had a couple more 9 month and 10 month separations too until he was finally out. So, all in all, we were apart for 31 months, out of about 3 years…it sucked, to put it mildly. lol
Post # 16
Fiance deployed for a 7 month deployment to Afghanistan with only emails as communication. Never want to do that again.