Dating an army medic

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I’ve learned that while I am his best friend and the mother of his child and his forever partner, there is a closeness only he and his brothers in arms will share.

I cannot compete or even come close to their kind of love, respect, and commitment, mostly because I have not earned it.

Since these medical personnel are going to be working in high stress situations, combat medics need to show that they can perform their duties in the heat of battle.

If I met an interested man who happened to be an active member of the military, that wouldn’t necessarily exclude him from consideration, but I would be hesitant to get involved on any sort of serious level. He served in the United States Navy for six years but had been out of the military for a significant amount of time before I sat next to him in on what would be our last first date.Nothing upsets my partner more than being late for an engagement or dinner or pre-determined activity, and if he isn’t able to plan out the exact times we will be at specific locations – and the exact way in which we will make our way to said location – he’ll no doubt become frustrated and agitated.Everything needs to be in its proper place and at a proper time, including us.I knew I wouldn’t have to deal with devastatingly long deployments at sea or constant relocation so his military service wasn’t a potential hinderance, but a celebrated past accomplishment.I didn’t foresee his time in uniform as a consistently working cog in our future relationship but, then again, I had never dated a veteran before.

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