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?Shutterstock Not that you’re in it for the money but if you did want to take a leave of absence from your own job you could.
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.There’s just one thing; he’s a little bit older than you…make that, older.More so than you’re willing to reveal to your parents–let’s just put it that way.What if your partner is only being told the good parts?
Or what if your partner might be afraid to tell you anything that would make you worried? Being separated from him/her will be one of the hardest things that you can do, but there are millions of women out there who are strong enough to do this and so are you.
There’s no better time to volunteer or give back especially now that you have the time and someone to support you while you do so.
Shutterstock Again, you’re not in it for the money.
The Cons As you’ve probably already guessed (or experienced for yourself), dating someone, let’s say, 12 years your senior can elicit some raised eyebrows from friends and family–and it’s never pleasant when the closest people in your life don’t approve of the one you love.
You’ll have to decide whether your family members and friends are the kind of people who can get over the age gap in your relationship given time, or if they’ll always hold it against them for this simple fact.
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.