Experience a day in the life of a military significant other!


Curious about the lives of others in military relationships like you? Then read these stories by military significant others, girlfriends, fiancés, & spouses.

You'll get a glimpse into a day of their lives, their thoughts, and how they cope.

If you are interested in writing your own, "A Day in the Life" story, please scroll down below for more details.


Featured Stories:

A Day in the Life of a US Marine Girlfriend    
By Emily


A Day in the Life of Rose: The Girlfriend of a Deployed US Marine
By Rose


A Day in the Life of a Navy Girlfriend    
By Jerrica


A Day in the Life of a College Student, Subway Worker, and Marine Girlfriend    
By Lisa


A Day in the Life of an Army Girlfriend: How Can I NOT Do It?!   
By Alyssa


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Read the latest stories:

A Day In the Life of a Working College Student and Navy Girlfriend    By Lauren   May 2, 2014


A Day in the Life of a Marine’s Girlfriend: How do You Handle not Living in the Same Country?    By Honey   April 9, 2013


A Day in the Life of an Army Wife: No Daily Routine    By Jasmine   September 14, 2012


A Day In the Life of a US Marine Fiancé    By Erica   September 12, 2012


A Day in the Life of a Navy Spec-ops Girlfriend    By Shelby   October 1, 2011


A Day In The Life Of Being In Love With A US Marine    By Abby   August 23, 2011


A Day in the Life of an Army Girlfriend: He calls me Stinky    By Jessica   May 23, 2011


A Day in the Life of an Army Girlfriend: Samantha's Story    By Samantha   April 11, 2011


A Day in the Life of Hillary: A College Student, Fierce Fashionista, Strong Christian, and Navy Girlfriend    By Hillary   November 12, 2010


A Day in the Life of Gunny's Girl    By Vanessa   May 24, 2010


A Day in the Life of an Army Fiancé: The Struggle to be Strong    By Molly   May 21, 2010


A Day in the Life of United States Naval Academy Girlfriend    By Luisa   May 21, 2010


A Day in the Life of an Army Wife: Missed Phone Calls and Bad Connections    By Madeline   January 30, 2010


A Day In the Life of a Deployed Man    By Aaron   November 13, 2009


A Day in the Life of a New Air Force Wife     By Breanna   July 10, 2009


A Day in the Life of a Marine Girlfriend: Brittney's Day of Checking Email     By Brittney   July 8, 2009


A Day in the Life of a USMC Wife     By Carly   July 8, 2009


A Day in the Life... A Pregnant Wife of a Deployed US Marine
By Paige   July 8, 2009


A Day in the Life of an Army Wife: Honeymooning on Opposite Sides of the Earth     By Jaclyn   June 19, 2009


A Day in the Life of a West Point Girlfriend: The 500th Night
By Erica   June 18, 2009





How to submit your own "A Day in the Life..." story

In order to have your story published, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Has to be written in a story format from your perspective as a wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/husband. No choppy, incomplete sentences. Try to write it in present tense.

  • Outline of story ideally should be:

    1. Relationship bio and military history (stick to 1-2 paragraphs)
    2. Morning
    3. Afternoon
    4. Night

    NOTE: The last 3 parts (Morning, Afternoon, and Night) should be the majority of your story.

  • IMPORTANT! You must walk us through an actual day of your life. Don't just briefly summarize what you usually do everyday - it takes away from the story! Emily's story is a wonderful example.

  • Be creative, talk candidly about your relationship, your thoughts, etc.

  • Choose your own title. Titles must start with "A Day in the Life of..." But try to make your title unique and different from the other titles others have chosen.

  • No length limit. Please no short, choppy stories.

Please read a couple of the stories that have already been published so you get an idea of what to do.

Email your story to info@lovingfromadistance.com. You may include pictures with your story if you wish. Just attach them in the email.

Please note that not all stories will be published.












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