Tips for dating someone in the military
The truth is – not knowing is scarier than the truth and being misled will lead to more trouble in the future. Below is my list and this is a list based on the idea of a Navy Girlfriend becoming a Navy Wife, so keep in mind that certain things like pay, benefits, and college tuition won't apply unless you are married. It’s not just every once in a while that he/she goes away either.I’m going to ask other Navy Wives to add to this list on our Facebook Forum so please check that out too. Most sailors have to do detachments on top of deployments.
What if your partner is only aware of what it will be like for the Sailor and not for you?What if the recruiter isn’t giving your partner accurate info?I’ve gotten a lot of comments and questions lately from Navy Girlfriends who are just plain curious about what they are getting themselves into - what will the Navy Life be like if this relationship goes all the way?It’s difficult being the partner of someone joining the military or dating someone who is already in it because they are your only source of what you are getting yourself into and every Navy GF quickly realizes the information you are getting is second-hand.Some jobs won't even require 8 hours where others will keep him there 12-16 hours on a regular basis.
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Although the Navy will pay to move you, and it’s kind of cool getting to see new places, moving is a stressful thing and it’s hard mentally. It’s hard to be uprooted and taken away from friends and family. And you don’t always get the final say in where you end up.