Hello all! I didn’t want to post this to the IMHO spot since I may just be rambling about things no one really wants to listen to! haha
What a positive way to start out a post… haha ANYWAY:
My husband and I have been married for 2 years, and we’ve been together about 5 years. With in the first two years that we were together we broke up twice. Once for about 5 days, and once for around two months.
The second time we broke up I started dating a guy that I’d gone to high school with. He was (and still is) a Marine. Anyway, he was in town for the first week we “dated”. We went out every single night, he bought me flowers, he took me to movies, and he was a very sweet guy!!!
Then he had to go back to base. We talked on the phone every night for the next week. Then he got shipped out to the Mediterranean Sea. We wrote letters and cards to each other.
THEN my ex (who’s now my husband) called me up and told me what a mistake he had made by ending our relationship. He was right. We got back together, and have honestly been happy campers since. (Well, I won’t say ALL the time, who is a happy camper every minute of the day?!?!?) haha.
Anyway, I had to send the Marine a letter saying that I’d gotten back together with my old boyfriend and that I was breaking up with him…
Queue the sad music
Anyway, the Marine never did anything wrong, was always very nice and we have e-mailed from time to time since then. We’ve just kept a friendly relationship and never have had any problems with it.
My husband is a tad jealous that I still talk to the Marine, but I think that’s kind of normal in the situation. He certainly would never say “I DON’T WANT YOU COMMUNICATING WITH THAT GUY!” And that is good! I’m thinking if I were in the opposite situation, I’d be a tad jealous, but I wouldn’t really mind that he was still on friendly terms with his ex.
Anyway, now this Marine has been sent to the Middle East. I spoke with his mother yesterday (just bumped into her in town) and she filled me in on what has been going on with him, and jotted down the address to mail him at. The PHYSICAL address, not the e-mail address.
I haven’t written him a letter since we broke up. We’ve just e-mailed from time to time.
I keep thinking that I should send him a little “care package” with just some munchies in it, and a little card.
Is that weird?!?!
Oh, I should say that he’s also married now to a girl he met in North Carolina. I don’t know her at all, but I did get an invitation to their wedding.
Anyway, I guess I’m just wondering what you guys think? Should I just continue to e-mail every once in a while? Is it nice or weird or inappropriate to send a little mail to him? He IS overseas protecting our country!
I don’t know. What do you guys think? I’d be happy to answer any questions.
Oh, and I just want to stress that my relationship with my husband is great. In no way shape or form am I trying to “rekindle” anything with the Marine. That’s kind of why I’m asking. I don’t want to do something that I perceive as just a nice thing to do and have him or his wife or my husband think I’m trying to strike something up.
Does this make sense to ANYONE?!?! haha