You need to establish your boundaries prior to his leaving. Maybe, after it all, you decide you can’t handle the military lifestyle.
You may feel most comfortable agreeing to break up before dating anyone else, or you may simply agree to share it with one another if you happen to meet someone else you are interested in dating. Your life will not stop while your sweetheart is on deployment, and neither will his. Whatever you decide about the future of your relationship, communication is key.
Dating someone in the military isn’t as glamorous as Hollywood makes it appear.There have been a few articles about the pros and cons of dating the Generation Y military man, and while some of them are better reads than others, I felt the need to weigh in. Military men may never have closer relationships than those they made in the military.This is based solely on the experiences of my veteran friends, as well as my own with a past paramour. The military teaches service members to trust their unit, and few others. If he comes to you with a problem, chances are he’ll talk about it until he no longer wants to and then go into lockdown. That is not a good thing or a bad thing, that is just a matter of fact and something you need to understand. Military men are used to their band of brothers, and are bred to be loyal and protective. Some branches of the military (I’m looking at you, Marines) have a feeling of superiority over others.Get to know the spouses of your significant other’s squadron or platoon.Many of these military spouses have been sitting right where you are and will be a wealth of knowledge in your journey through deployment.