Dating a u s soldier dating a much younger man
He was infantry and trained a lot but he made time to call me every night when he wasn’t in the field. We remained in love and missed each other very much. We are very excited, and interested to literally walk in each others shoes. January 11 2010 will be our five year anniversary and after everything I wouldn’t change a thing. As cliche as it sounds, it was then that we fell in love with each other.
He came home every 6 months for about 2 weeks at a time. I hated the army, I wanted him to quit, he wanted to quit, we fought a lot, but we never ever broke up (we wanted to get married but I had failed my senior year because I missed to much school, because I was extremely depressed) About 2 years into his career he got deployed, I was devastated, but I remained strong over the phone, I tried to be as supportive as possible. Soon after he injured his ankle during training, he broke his ankle, ultimately he got med boarded, and came home in 2007. In 2008 I started thinking about joining, he supported me, told me probably everything I need to know, answered all of my questions and I joined the army as a dental specialist September 2009. If I could give any advice it would be to remain strong in yourself, and remain strong for your soldier. He thought I was the coolest girl ever for knowing the words to a song few other girls would, and I simply thought he was amazing.
Just keep in mind that the chances of him wanting to open up and talk about it — let alone seek help — are slim to none, at least at first.
This will be trying for you, but imagine how he feels. Military men have likely traveled to parts of the world you have not, and can tell you facts about different cultures/countries/states. Military men are used to being thrown into countries and situations with which they are unfamiliar, so when traveling, always expect to have a great navigator around.
Perpetual overthinker, good-doer, book nerd, wine connoisseur and amateur world traveler.
I started dating my boyfriend when I was 15 he was 17. I was supportive, but I didn’t really know what I was in for either.
We both wrote a lot of letters and he called me whenever he could.
I was able to attend his Basic Training graduation, which conveniently fell on Valentine’s Day weekend.
There have been a few articles about the pros and cons of dating the Generation Y military man, and while some of them are better reads than others, I felt the need to weigh in. Military men may never have closer relationships than those they made in the military.Also, if you are lucky enough to date one (or some!) of our country’s finest service members, don’t feel like you have to abide by all of these guidelines.Just be a decent human being and you will get decency back.Gabrielle Puglia is a free spirit with a wild heart.