My boyfriend has enlisted in the coast gaurd for the 8 year plan, 6 years active. We both just graduated high school, and were both 18. We have only been dating for 4 months, and he leaves for boot camp in one week. Everyone thinks that we can make it through it together, but for you experenced people... What do you think. I mean, we'll both be faithful, and were both Christians, Does the time apart normally pull couples together, or tear them apart. I am really worried, and scared. I dont want to loose him. he is the best thing that has ever came into my life... what would ya'll do if you were me?