I need some advice and opinions please guys. As most of you might know, i'm due to start at Raleigh on 25th November, 7 weeks to go and i can't wait. My question though is regarding relationships. I'm 26, my gf is 21 and we've been together for 4 years, she is just starting her final year at university and we have no plans at all to get married or have children for at least 5 years. However, i'm somewhat concerned now though, although my gf is happy for me joining the Navy, she openly admitted for the 1st time the other week that she thinks it could mean the end for our relationship. Whilst I was going through the application process, we talked about how the Navy would affect our relationship and she was OK and she's been really supportive. Thats why I was somewhat surprised when she came out with this the other day, she thinks that it may mean the end for our relationship though. Deep down, I think she'd have preferred it if I was joining the skimmers (not happening though). I'm just wondering if anyone else on the Submariners forum has had any similar experiences with relationships. Any help would be great please guys.