I'm Here For You

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Being the significant other to a person in the military can sometimes be very difficult. Choices have to be made and sometimes the choices are made for you and all you can do is go along with it. It's tough, but you do it because you love the person you're with.

My best friend from college is currently going through the first deployment with her husband. I've never actually been though the deployment of my significant other. I've had friends that deployed and I sent them letters and care packages, but having a friend who's here, stateside, it's completely new territory for me.

Alpha Chi Sigma brothers, me and my best friend

When I found out he was leaving the first thing I told her was that I was there for her. It doesn't sound like much, but I feel like that's the best thing I can do. I can be a shoulder to lean on or an ear to listen. I can just be there for her.

When she gets home we'll hang out, maybe even have sleepovers like school girls. I've never felt that pain and worry of being away from the person you love, but I'm sure having a friend around is one of the best things she can have right now.

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  1. Definitely one of the best things for her is to know she has a support system. So props to you for being that friend from her.

  2. That is definitely the best thing you can do for her- just be there.

  3. Aw you're so right. I'm sure your friend greatly appreciates you supporting her.

  4. A support system is so important during a deployment and I'm so glad you will be there for her.