Positives of dating a marine
These parts consist of boot camp, training, and then the wait for deployment.
These are the only things that we can plan for—the rest will have to be left to chance, unfortunately.
When you are going to communicate with one another, it will be via phone calls, video chats, and letters of course.
Many women complain about never knowing what is going on with their spouse because you don’t know if you will ever hear from them again.
It is nice to know that wherever the Marine Corps may move us, it is likely we already know people in the new location. As a result of learning to be Semper Gumby, I have learned how strong I am. We have become a strong family that will stay close even when my kids have moved on to start their own families. I am reminded of the purpose he is part of that is much bigger than he is. Once I became comfortable with the idea of the Marine Corps being a lifestyle, the easier it became for the whole family. I respect those that have chosen this life and I respect their commitment. It is truly a pleasure to walk on the arm of a Marine in full dress uniform. They are grown and only the youngest is still with us but I have watched my older two out on their own become caring, sensitive, and strong adults.
That inner strength has been tested through difficult moves, illnesses, teenagers, and yes, long separations and I have survived. They understand how small our world is and know they can make a difference because they watched their father make a difference. The honor to be a part of an organization that helped found this nation.
Your significant other won’t be able to bring any personal items with him except for money in a money clip.
So don’t think that he’ll be able to carry a picture of you two with him.
Just be aware that before they leave to go to training, they will only be home for ten days before being sent out.
Keep in mind though that because of these perks, you may find your Marine would want to get married and start a family pretty quickly.