Dating a deployed soldier

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Okay, so you may still be wondering what’s wrong with that… I detest anything having to do with war, especially the ill-motivated Middle East conflict.

I had done the long-distance thing before and was very hesitant to have one with a soldier in a war zone.

When I look back at how silly and stupid I was back then , I call myself a damn fool.

Here I was meeting this man whom I had barely seen on camera because there was no Skype , Tango’s or Oovoo’s back then.

They undergo vigorous training just so as to be able to defend the country (and get abs! Single army guys also have what it takes to stay calm in the midst of a crisis - you know in case you ever need to detonate a bob Mac Gyver style, or, more likely, save the neighbor’s cat from a tree.

And those dashing single army officers are the ones who are in charge at work, meaning they know how to take responsibility.

Sometimes it takes a long time to get over someone. We goaded each other to take the weight-lifting class beginning in the studio – unbeknownst to me, that would make it his third hour in the gym for the day. On our third date, as we walked to our table at a local restaurant, a woman who knew him said, “So will you be shipping out too?

I first noticed Christian at my gym two years before I actually met him. Apparently, he had noticed me too, but neither of us did anything about it for two years. ” I had heard rumors that the local guard troop may be deploying to Iraq, but I was in denial that this may mean that Christian would ship out, too.

But forget about the kissing; I couldn't even hold his hand or hug him. I feel like all military girlfriends should stick together.In the spring of 2004, I walked into the back room of the gym to stretch and there he was sitting on the floor doing ab work. The same week that he learned of his deployment, I was offered a job on the East Coast (I was living in the West at the time). No problem, I had dated a “weekend warrior” before.Fortunately, for me I was lucky he (my husband) was exactly he said he was and did all of the above…well except for the hiding me in the woods part!Unfortunately , for many it doesn’t turn out that way.We had a grainy version of Netmeeting that was as good as not seeing the person at all.

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