U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Barber
Holding down a long-distance relationship in the military is hard as hell. Military relationships fall apart for a host of reasons and the horror stories you hear about horribly timed "Dear John" letters can easily make a soon-to-deploy service member a bit gun shy about entering into a long-distance relationship.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.