Marine dating rules
Just keep in mind that the chances of him wanting to open up and talk about it — let alone seek help — are slim to none, at least at first.
This will be trying for you, but imagine how he feels. Military men have likely traveled to parts of the world you have not, and can tell you facts about different cultures/countries/states. Military men are used to being thrown into countries and situations with which they are unfamiliar, so when traveling, always expect to have a great navigator around.
There are some extremely good guys in the Corps, but there are also extremely good guys who are not in the military at all, just like there are douchebags everywhere. Life is not like An Officer and a Gentleman and you are not Debra Winger! Your household goods are scheduled to arrive while he is gone.
The best example I can think of is from last year when a girl had a dress on that was a two piece. In fact, in the past two years I’ve just worn a simple black cocktail dress and I’ve fit in just fine. But keep in mind, if some bases and commissaries have dress codes, you should probably apply the same common sense to what you’re wearing at the ball. We hold our ball about an hour away at a large hotel.
As far as the Marine Corps side, if he is in a nondeployable unit, then he won’t deploy. He may have a regular day job with the occasional overnight duty or he may work shifts.
If he is in a deployable unit, then there is a chance that he will deploy. These guys normally know months in advance that they will deploy.
There are some units that can deploy on short notice (my ex deployed once on 4 days notice), but for the most part, you’ll have tons of advance warning.
Just because a man is in the Marine Corps, it does not mean he is Channing Tatum in Dear John. You are stuck at home with a toddler all day with no one to help you. Are these people wanting to know how to initially get the Marine or do they already have the Marine and don’t know what to do with him now. It comes easy for some women while it breaks others.