As a historian, I knew about the difficulties of life on the homefront and maintaining a relationship with someone in combat.Even with all of the modern communication techniques, it doesn’t change the fact that he’s in a war zone being seriously messed up mentally.
That coupled with the stress and exhaustion that comes with Army life can make it hard for him to spend lots of time planning things for the two of you to do together.Okay, so you may still be wondering what’s wrong with that… I detest anything having to do with war, especially the ill-motivated Middle East conflict.I had done the long-distance thing before and was very hesitant to have one with a soldier in a war zone.My boyfriend is stationed an hour away, and we only see each other on weekends. So if you get the big invite to meet them, treat it as though you were meeting his family. Don’t drink to much, don’t discuss politics or religion. Your man’s showing you off to some of the most important people in his life; do him proud. Making friends with the guys who serve with my boyfriend made Army gatherings twice the fun. Yes, we all know that a man who takes charge is appealing.So I spend my weekdays going out with my pals, catching up with my mom, and working on that promotion. Bonus: Meeting their girlfriends and wives provided me with a whole new support group. But a military man spends most of his time having other people telling him where to go, when to be there, and how to be dressed.Now, this does NOT mean you should boss him around.