07-03-2011, 03:04 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cherry Point, North Carolina
| | On the other side of the world and don't know what to do.
Hello everyone. My name is Kevin. I am from Kentucky but I joined the Marine Corps 2 years ago and I am currently deployed to Afghanistan. I have a month left, give or take. I will be home so soon but not soon enough. This whole thing is a very, very long story. My wife Megan, who I love very much, has cheated on me. She admitted to it and I have information on the whole thing. My neighbors think they're secret agents or something and got the guys license plate and whatnot. The man she had sex with is no longer at my duty station in the states. He is in Alaska, because he got out of the Marine Corps which is good because he is no Marine, he is married as well. My wife was diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. She tends to blame it on that which I don't believe but at the same time she is deeply sorry and I can tell. She went to the hospital after she broke down and went a little crazy over the whole thing. She was at the mental hospital for about a week. She has also gotten three tattoos and a lip piercing, which I detest. All this crap is happening while I'm in Afghanistan and I'm helpless. I selflessly volunteered for this while she stays at home with her friends. We have a daughter. She is absolutely wonderful. I want to stay married to my wife, not just because of my daughter, but because I really do love her. I've known her for 6 years, we've been married for 2. We moved to Kentucky and were highschool sweethearts. I moved from Florida, she moved from Australia. She is so unique in every way. Not because she is from another country, I've been to many including Australia. I know I will never find another Megan. Before Afghanistan, I was not the greatest husband. I didn't spend a whole lot of time with my wife or daughter. When I left for Afghanistan, everything changed. Out here it's different. I can't explain it to you and no one but the people who have been here will ever know. I appreciate life like I never have before. I miss my wife and my daughter more than I've ever missed anything. They are on my mind 24/7. I don't have a second in the day with them not on my mind. But my wife, she is turning into something else. Like I said before with the cheating, piercings, tattoos. And I have never been so open and loving to her, but now she has turned into a total *****. She doesn't care what I go through, she seriously thinks her problems are worse back home. She gets to sleep in her bed, see our daughter, see her friends, go to the pool, go to the store, and not to mention she has a faithful husband that she doesn't have to worry about. She has only sympothy for herself. And she has now threatened me multiple times to leave me. At the half way mark things got a little better. But as I'm getting closer to coming home things are worse now and I can't do anything. I am helpless out here.