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Deployment, Distance

4 Ways Living In A Foreign Country Will Make You Stronger

Maybe if you’re really lucky, you studied abroad for a couple months in college before getting thrown into this Navy life. Maybe you have family living in a foreign country that you visit annually. More likely, you’ve never lived anywhere but our beautiful USA. As excited as you are to see other places, you have …

Surviving Boot Camp Separation
Boot Camp, Distance

Dear Navy Recruit: Survive Boot Camp Separation

When my boyfriend left for boot camp, we had only ever known long distance dating. We had only spent five days together in person. Still, even being used to being physically apart, we spoke every single day for months. I didn’t know how I was going to handle the boot camp separation. I just knew …

dear recruits so
Boot Camp, Distance

Dear Recruit’s SO: Survive Boot Camp Separation

When my boyfriend left for boot camp, we had only ever known long distance dating. We had only spent five days together in person. Still, even being used to being physically apart, we spoke every single day for months. I didn’t know how I was going to handle the boot camp separation. I just knew …

Distance, Relationships

8 Co-Op Games for LDR Date Night

You know what’s great? Snuggling your sailor while watching movies together. You know what’s less great? Not snuggling your sailor while watching movies together … for the fourth date night in a row. Variety really is the spice of life, so let’s spice up Long Distance Relationship Date Night with 8 Co-Op Games! Don’t forget snacks, your …

Dark waters
Boot Camp, Deployment, Distance

Manage Your Deployment Nightmares

It was about a year ago that I had the first deployment nightmare. I can still remember the foggy, cold darkness. I can still see his hair floating softly in the depths of the water. I still remember that omniscient feeling that he just couldn’t breathe. As far as nightmares go, it wasn’t particularly violent. …