As you can probably tell by the thread title I am considering joining the Royal Navy, I have wanted to join the navy for since I was about 14 (I am 27 now) but once I left school I decided to follow my friends into further education which wasn't for me. Then I went into full time employment, I became to busy going out getting drunk and stuff to follow up my interest in the Navy. Now though I feel more than ready to join after maturing and learning from countless mistakes. The only thing is I am currently in a long term relationship (5 1/2 years) we have been starting to save up to move in together and when I told her of my intentions she dismissed them almost immediately that was 2 years ago now. I owe quite a bit to this girl as she helped me through a really tough time in my life and saved me from myself. Since then though I still find myself looking on the web site at the positions available and other sites linked with the navy which is how I stumbled across this web site. So my question is has anyone else been in a similar situation? If so how did you manage to persuade your partner into giving in to the idea of you joining the navy? Or do you think I should accept that my time for joining the navy has past and I should move on? Thanks in advance for any help.