If you know someone who is deploying soon and your feeling emotional, your not alone. It is a very stressful time for everyone involved. Your worrying about your loved one returning safely and they are worrying about if your gonna be there when they come home. It is normal. As much as you reassure them you will still be there, they will still have doubts. Don’t take it personally. We all know the horrible reality of military significant others cheating during long deployments because of the distance and loneliness. Some people aren’t strong enough to be alone for long amounts of time. No matter what just keep reassuring your loved ones that you aren’t going anywhere. As for the thought of them not coming home. There is a possibility it could happen. But we have to have faith in their training and their ability to take care of themselves while they are gone.
I am going through this right now actually. Michael hasn’t left yet but he will be soon unfortunately. I find myself worrying a lot and crying myself to sleep even more. The month or two leading up to a deployment I feel like is the hardest part. I’m constantly counting how much time we have left together before he leaves and that’s what makes it so bad. Knowing you’ve only got x amount of time left with the one you love. Its gonna be lonely while hes gone. Sending care packages I feel will help me though. People always say “Keep Busy”. I understand how that can help to a point. At the same time, for me, even if I’m doing something my mind will wonder back to him. I will find myself getting upset once again. I started blogging before he leaves to give myself an outlet to vent my feelings. Also because I know I’m not the only one feeling this way. There are other military significant others that are feeling the same way I am right now. Hopefully this will help them know they aren’t alone.
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This post was inspired by my loving friend, who helped me when I felt down.