Quoting Marissa[+1]:" S/o leaves on Friday and just found out. They said he's leaving for 3 months, but he probably will for ... [snip!] ... how to cope this is my first time experiencing this. My son is 2 months on Friday. I've been in such a depressing mood "
I know it's different for everyone but three months really isn't that bad. Just think about how it feels like late November/early December were yesterday, you know? My husband was gone for three months between September and December and I just stayed with my father during that time in my home town since we were between bases. It was actually nice getting to see family and friends since we've been so far apart for so many years now.
I'm guessing he's going away from training and you guys are new to the distance thing. Think of it as a learning experience if possible. Take it day by day and don't think about how much time is left. Keep yourself busy, confide in family and friends, and definitely find some women who can understand how you feel (whether it's online, a Facebook group for your local base, close friends, etc.).
You will be just fine. In fact, a lot of people surprise themselves with how well they handle seperation. With that being said some also fall apart totally and end up thinking they can't handle it at all. If the latter happens there are ways to face it but don't expect anything likie that to go on. Chances are you'll do just fine if you stay busy and talk to him when you can.
Golden, sorry your husband is leaving so soon =( How long is his deployment for?