Tips for dating a marine

When we finally came home it turned out the story was true; many of those wives had fled and spent the deployment money as well. The reason strange and cruel divorce was such a happenstance in the Marines had to do with very young men marrying usually a high school sweetheart (first kiss), taking her far away from home and planting her in a house in Hawaii, where she finds herself alone for the first time in her life, for a year after the new husband deploys.

I specifically remember standing in some line behind a Marine who said, “After all of that (war/battle/survival) I just want my truck, but she won’t give it back. Looking at this raw situation honestly, it either sets a young woman up for a very lonely year of sacrifice, or the best year she has ever had with an endless surplus of tax-free deployment money just a pin number away.

But think of the things that can occur in that half-year.

You may build a strong relationship with a new friend. You have to ask yourself if you are willing to go through these personal milestones on your own, or if you’d rather have someone physically there to share them with you. Before the deployment begins, the two of you need to sit down and discuss your future–even if your relationship has just begun.

Who is Mentally and physically constantly tested and hard to break, someone who has completed 32 weeks of 1 of the hardest military training in the world?

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