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That Military Girlfriend
Are you in a military relationship?    As a blogger, I believe that sharing your experience with the world is the best way to help others.    E-mail thatmilitarygirlfriend@gmail.com to share your story, advice, and challenges as a military significant other! All submissions will be featured in their very own blog post!    Happy sharing!

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I began my blog, That Military Girlfriend, 9 months ago when my sailor left for boot camp. While I could write endless posts about boot camp and growing as a military girlfriend, I would be lying i…

People often ask me how I do it. How do I manage to spend weeks or months apart from my SO? How can I carry on as if half my heart isn’t hours away from me? So, the real question is, what do …

What Do Military Girlfriends Do Differently?

People often ask me how I do it. How do I manage to spend weeks or months apart from my SO? How can I carry on as if half my heart isn’t hours away from me? So, the real question is, what do …

It's Friday!!! Each Friday, a new group of sailors proudly graduate from Naval Station Great Lakes. How are you going to spend your graduation weekend?

How to Spend a Post-Graduation Friday (Naval Station Great Lakes)

Each Friday, a new group of sailors proudly graduate from Naval Station Great Lakes. Families from near and far travel to see their sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and friends move forward in t…

Serious relationships are hard; serious relationship in college are hard; long distance is hard. Try having a long distance, serious, relationship with a sailor. My sailor and I have been together …

A ‘How To’ for the College-Military Couple

Serious relationships are hard; serious relationship in college are hard; long distance is hard. Try having a long distance, serious, relationship with a sailor. My sailor and I have been together …

When we think of “military long distance relationship”, we often think of movies like Dear John and From Here to Eternity. We think of months without contact, sleepless nights filled wi…

The Beauty of Being A Military Girlfriend In 2017

When we think of “military long distance relationship”, we often think of movies like Dear John and From Here to Eternity. We think of months without contact, sleepless nights filled wi…

I spend a considerably large amount of time reading other military spouse blogs. You know the saying doctors make the worst patients? Well, even as I sit here and preach positivity to you, there ar…

Being “Just a Military Girlfriend”

I spend a considerably large amount of time reading other military spouse blogs. You know the saying doctors make the worst patients? Well, even as I sit here and preach positivity to you, there ar…

For those of you who don’t know, I am a college student. I go to a big 10 school that just happens to be the #1 party school (or maybe #3 now?).  I am also, obviously, a military girlfriend. …

An Open Letter to my Civilian Friends: My Relationship is not a Power Struggle

For those of you who don’t know, I am a college student. I go to a big 10 school that just happens to be the #1 party school (or maybe #3 now?). I am also, obviously, a military girlfriend. …

A lot of my blog posts and any military girlfriend blogs, in general, are pretty negative. Where else would we bitch and moan about being alone for months at a time? But today I am feeling oddly po…

Why Being a Military Girlfriend is Fantastic

A lot of my blog posts and any military girlfriend blogs, in general, are pretty negative. Where else would we bitch and moan about being alone for months at a time? But today I am feeling oddly po…

I’ve said this time and time again, there is no room to be wishy-washy in a military relationship. A military relationship is so very different from a military relationship: you don’t h…

The Moment I knew I was in This for Life

I’ve said this time and time again, there is no room to be wishy-washy in a military relationship. A military relationship is so very different from a military relationship: you don’t h…

Once you and your partner make it through boot camp, the rest is pretty easy (until deployment, that is). You see, they say distance makes the heart grow fonder, and it really does. But not being a…

Words of Wisdom If He Is Away at Bootcamp

Once you and your partner make it through boot camp, the rest is pretty easy (until deployment, that is). You see, they say distance makes the heart grow fonder, and it really does. But not being a…

Many of my posts are about the emotional stressors of a military relationship, but I’ve come to learn that there are physical effects, as well. These topics can be tricky to talk about, but i…

My Confidence Was Shaken After Boot Camp (and other military girlfriend secrets)

Many of my posts are about the emotional stressors of a military relationship, but I’ve come to learn that there are physical effects, as well. These topics can be tricky to talk about, but i…

Home Is Where My Sailor Is

Home Is Where My Sailor Is

All military girlfriends and wives know that one thing you absolutely can not do is plan. Things constantly change, and even when your man is 100% sure of something, one thing or another never goes the way it's planned. And for me, I will admit, that is hard. I am a compulsive planner. But after…