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.
I mean, there’s nothing more romantic than sitting perched on a deck box, shoulder to shoulder, watching a sailor’s skillful hands shape those endless bowlines and stoppers as he explains his methods. But a second later, the wind will change and he’ll be rushing off to lower the mizzen, and you’ll be left sitting there holding a dangling rope, wondering if it was something you said. Of course, like the rest of us, you live in the real world, so one day, he’ll be watching the sunset over the yardarm in Bali, while you’re sitting at home consoling yourself with a weak Mai Tai and trying to keep tabs on him by watching a moving dot on Marine
Some jobs won't even require 8 hours where others will keep him there 12-16 hours on a regular basis.
Although the Navy will pay to move you, and it’s kind of cool getting to see new places, moving is a stressful thing and it’s hard mentally. It’s hard to be uprooted and taken away from friends and family. And you don’t always get the final say in where you end up.
Why bother paying for a nice house if they’re always going to be at sea, anyway?
Despite the cliche, they may not always engage in prostitution, but they will definitely talk about doing so, in a way that you never can tell whether they’re serious or not.
But they are also chronically overworked and under appreciated, so sailors can develop a chip on their shoulder the size of the QE2…then take it out on you. However, you may find the bacchanal ending abruptly when he flips the dinghy trying to get back to the boat at 4am after one too many Windhoeks. Well, you could put him in bed with the captain’s daughter, but don’t be surprised if he passes out on top of her.
Yes, a “girl in every port” is a saying for a reason, but it’s not that simple.Still, be prepared for sloppy eating habits, rude sounds emanating from various orifices, and sea chests stuffed with pornography.Sailors are hilarious, it’s true — they’ll crack you up with jokes they honed sitting in the wheelhouse during those endless night watches.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.Speaking of that “girl in every port” thing, how is it cheating when you know you’ll never see the person again, and when his girlfriend could never possibly find out?