My boyfriend and I have been together for five years this October. We have had our ups and downs and as a couple, both made huge mistakes. We have tried to get past it and move on but when things were finally clearing up, he told me he was going to the military. He decided to go to the army to be a linguist. I was really torn and broken-hearted when he told me this. We had decided when we started college two years ago that we would be together for each other and stay in school.
His reason for leaving college was because he felt college wasn't enough for him. He felt he wasn't really learning and achieving something he wanted. He also hopes by going to the army, he could fulfill our dream to live together and our future to be brighter. I don't know what to say to this or how to feel.
I feel as if my boyfriend/best friend is going to leave me forever but this of course is me being overly dramatic. I just feel a certain sadness in me and it's troubling me a lot; it has affected my studies.
What would you do if you boyfriend or girlfriend left for the military? Would you stay with him/her or leave them? Any other ideas you may have on the topic?