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Old 11-06-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Well, yeah. That's what I'm saying.

One of our good friends is at Guantanamo for a year, probably more. Saying "See ya" to his wife shortly after their wedding sucked lots. But, it's the job.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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Noelle41, oh ok, lol i was envisioning a kim kardashian-esque sorta girl who cries because her earrings got wet! lol =)
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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Hi everyone

I am kind of new to this forum so bear with me : )

I have been dating my significant other for about 8mths now. Sadly, most of our relationship has been LDR since heís in the military. First it was because he was deployed in Afghanistan. Second time, he was stationed in another state. He kept in touch as much as he could but he was pretty busy moving up in rank, training new soldiers, out on the field for weeks at a time, AND taking classes for his new duties in Korea (he just left for Korea on Monday). I understand that with military men, communication isnít always going to be there because of their job.

He was here for about a month before he left to Korea (he got stationed there). He will be there a yr then comes back home to be stationed here for good. While he was here, we did spend some time together and he even met my family. (We didnít spend as much time as I wanted but he went out of town for a family reunion and spent most of his days with his family). The last week he was here, he seemed to be a bit distant. The day he left he told me he was packing and getting ready to leave and would let me know before he left. I didnít hear from him till later on that night when he had already left (he was in California) and apologized for not getting back to me sooner saying it had been a hectic/busy day for him.

My question is, is it normal for them to be distant right before they leave? This isnít a deployment, he just got stationed in another country.

Also, how long does it take for them to settle in when they arrive in a new country?
I don't see anything wrong with what he did. He did spend time with you but he all so needed to spend time with his family.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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Noelle41, oh ok, lol i was envisioning a kim kardashian-esque sorta girl who cries because her earrings got wet! lol =)
No no not at all lol... He thinks I cry for everything since I got teary eyed at one of those ASPCA commercials. lol
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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I don't see anything wrong with what he did. He did spend time with you but he all so needed to spend time with his family.
Yes I agree : ) I was just curious if it's normal for them to be a bit distant right before they leave. I still talked to him but he just seemed distant. Probably busy with getting everything ready for his move
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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No this does NOT sound normal if this man is truly your significant other (think you said that anyway)

and that was your question.

I would advise you not to put too much meaning into this relationship right now.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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No this does NOT sound normal if this man is truly your significant other (think you said that anyway)

and that was your question.

I would advise you not to put too much meaning into this relationship right now.
Im hearing that it normal AND that it's not... so now Im confused
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: SoCal again
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Everybody is different.

Trust your gut feeling.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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Everybody is different.

Trust your gut feeling.
I think it's just the way he is. I think itís normal, I guess I just wanted opinions on this. Heís not big on talking about feelings, he shows me. When weíre together, heís sweet, loving and affectionate.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Geez, who DOESN'T get teary at those? The way to my fiance's heart is through his dogs, and he has to change the channel when those come on.
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