How Long Without Contact?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-21-2006
How Long Without Contact?
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Thu, 02-10-2011 - 12:21pm

Hey Ladies, what is the longest that you have gone without communication from your DH? I'm new to this and I knew going into this that it would be hard. I get very upset at times when I can't see or speak to my guy for days at a time and I just really needed some encouragement and or advice. Thanks!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-30-2011
Thu, 02-10-2011 - 12:38pm

2 weeks is the longest I've gone and it was a letter.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
Thu, 02-10-2011 - 12:43pm
The longest I went without hearing from my DH was during his deployment and it was about a week or so. He was deployed to an area where they had pretty good communication though, so we were really lucky. A lot of it depends on the situation.

I know it's hard waiting to hear from them, but keeping yourself busy helps. I also found that writing helped me a lot. Sometimes I would write emails to DH, while other times I'd write in a journal.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-30-2011
Thu, 02-10-2011 - 12:52pm
I just read in another thread that there was a mortar attack. It made me remember that when I was without e-mails and phone calls, that was DH's situation. The satellites were damaged in the mortar attack. So, that might be what's going on. As Stacey said, trying to stay busy helps. Hopefully, you hear from him soon.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-18-2006
Thu, 02-10-2011 - 5:09pm

Maybe a few weeks, which was during Desert Storm.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2008
Thu, 02-10-2011 - 10:57pm

We went 21 days with absolutely no contact whatsoever while my husband went through SERE-C school.

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