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    I'm new

    Hello - I'm new!

    My OH has just got on a plane to the sandpit for 6 months and I'm feeling very odd about it. I don't know know anyone who has ANY military connections or understanding of what its like at all...

    Feel a bit nervous posting but need to speak to some people who are in the same boat!

    Thanks

    Bob

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    Re: I'm new

    Welcome to rp bob, Im sure youll have had a wander through the forums, theres lots of advice to be found on almost anything you might like to ask.

    Enjoy your OH free time, and grab a bottle or two and get stuck in.
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    Hiya, welcome to rp

    i was the same as you, didnt know anything about the army but you get used to it,


    hayl

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    Hello and welcome

    As scuba says ... amke the most of OH free time. You may miss him but not his bad habits!!
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    Hi- my lad is off to the sandpit on wednesday. Been through similar before when he was in the falklands, but I have a feeling it will be different this time!!
    Just follow the advice given on here and keep yourself ocupied- you will get into a routine that he then has to fit around when he comes home!!

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    Hello to all the Newbies!!!

    Just incase any of you have missed it - The Roooolz!!!!.

    Please bear in mind, when making ANY reference to sand pits / sand pits with rocks or any military operations that 'LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS'.

    Enough of the boring stuff - get the kids to bed and sink some pink wine!

    Have fun Ladies (or burds).


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    Re: I'm new

    Thanks for the welcome.
    This is our second tour so I'm kind of used to it, and I work full time and I'm studying part time too so I'm busy but it still doesn't stop you thinking does it?
    I guess I feel weird coz I didn't get to see him before he went (I live down south he lives up North) and we haven't been getting on too well recently so I'm wondering if we're even going to survive this tour....

    Sorry for the Monday morning moan... the weekends wine fog has worn off and its back to reality!

    Bob x

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    Hi,

    Belated welcome to RP - Fingerbob glad to hear that you are keeping busy but sorry to hear you and OH are a bit up and down. When do you think you will next hear from him?

    HP
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    Thanks HP.
    He said he'd get in touch as soon as he could so I'm expecting it to be in the next few days but at the same time I wouldn't be surprised if I don't hear at all!
    God sorry to be so whiney on a Monday morning, feeling a bit fed up today!

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    hi babes
    this site has been keeping me shane - i didnt know any1 in the forces.
    Also keep mega mega busy

    xxxx

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    Thanks Yoni.
    Its good to read other people talking about whats going on in my head so I know I'm not nuts. My friends are all being supportive but they are clueless about the military so don't really get it.
    I'm studying to be a psychotherapist (OH is good practice ) and I'm volunteering for a charity so I've put myself down to work every spare hour I've got!

    I think I'd feel better about it all if we'd been getting on better before he left.

    God I need a drink!

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    welcome to RP fingerbob.
    hope you hear from the OH soon and things get back on an even keel for you. it's good to hear you'll be keeping yourself busy.
    feel free to have a whinge and moan, we're all here to support each other through the tougher times and celebrate with you in the good times.
    hope you feel better about things tomorrow
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    He just emailed me - so I'm now sitting at my desk all teary and emotional... Says he wants to get through this tour and sort things out, so lets see how it goes I guess.
    Thanks for all you kind words girls, it helps alot knowing other people have been there and done it and survived!

    Bob xxx

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    hey glad he got in touch, chin up girl trust me you will get through this!!!
    going crazy back soon!!!

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    Hi Bob,

    Belated hello and welcome...

    Glad to hear he has got in touch and hope things turn out well for you. The gang here are very supportive and are always happy to offer useful advice!

    PS ... i love your avatar!
    Puss

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    Hello bob and a very belated welcome to RP.

    Great forum, fab ladies n gents for any advice on anything!


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