My girlfriend and I have been together for almost 4 years, and live together in Alaska. We are currently college students, with about a year left each. However, my girlfriend just informed me yesterday that she's talked to a recruiter and wants to join the CG within a few months.
I am feeling pretty overwhelmed by this news. I support her decision, but I have a lot of questions and concerns about what this would mean for our relationship.
As students, we're not financially stable enough for marriage. Our original plan was to get married in maybe two years, when we both would have jobs. Because we aren't married, I know I would not be included for housing... How difficult would it be to live together?
How much or how little could I expect to see of her while she's in the Coast Guard?
Also, we are an LGBT couple, does this affect things at all?