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19th Nov '17 7:56:17 AM Kadorhal
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* According to [[AllThereInTheManual the bios on the old website]] for ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'', the Sniper specialist Scott Ibrahim is fond of talking of a girlfriend he has back at home. It's specifically noted, though, that nobody else in the unit has so much as [[FatalFamilyPhoto seen a picture of her]].



* A very extreme version is found in {{CIA}} spouses. They are often parted for long times and the girl or boy back home often has no idea what is happening. Not to mention they have to give an extraordinary [[ThePowerOfTrust trust]] to someone who is after all a trained deceiver. It causes unusual strain on marriages, but in those cases where it actually [[HappilyMarried does work]], it can be an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] example of ThePowerOfLove.

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* A very extreme version is found in {{CIA}} spouses. They are often parted for long times and the girl or boy back home often has no idea what is happening. Not to mention they have to give an extraordinary amount of [[ThePowerOfTrust trust]] to someone who is after all a trained deceiver. It causes unusual strain on marriages, but in those cases where it actually [[HappilyMarried does work]], it can be an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] example of ThePowerOfLove.
17th Nov '17 2:57:53 PM Kadorhal
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*** Interestingly, it is implied that the strain of being the [[MyGirlBackHome girl/boy back home]] for their respective friends is what drew them together in the first place. They wound up happily married by the end of the series.

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*** Interestingly, it is implied that the strain of being the [[MyGirlBackHome girl/boy back home]] home for their respective friends is what drew them together in the first place. They wound up happily married by the end of the series.



* A very extreme version is found in {{CIA}} spouses. They are often parted for long times and the [[MyGirlBackHome Girl or Boy back home]] often has no idea what is happening. Not to mention they have to give an extraordinary [[ThePowerOfTrust trust]] to someone who is after all a trained deceiver. It causes unusual strain on marriages, but in those cases where it actually [[HappilyMarried does work]], it can be an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] example of ThePowerOfLove.

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* A very extreme version is found in {{CIA}} spouses. They are often parted for long times and the [[MyGirlBackHome Girl girl or Boy boy back home]] home often has no idea what is happening. Not to mention they have to give an extraordinary [[ThePowerOfTrust trust]] to someone who is after all a trained deceiver. It causes unusual strain on marriages, but in those cases where it actually [[HappilyMarried does work]], it can be an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] example of ThePowerOfLove.
28th Oct '17 8:47:14 PM CH4S
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** Although slowly becoming a {{discredited trope}}, as increasing numbers of women choose to become [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missionary_(LDS_Church) Mormon missionaries]], and the near-universal trend (i.e. not limited to Mormons) of [[http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2011/12/14/marriage-rate-declines-and-marriage-age-rises/ increasing age at first marriage]].
25th Jul '17 7:50:12 AM alcockell
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** Used in the film, however.
16th Jul '17 10:55:53 AM nombretomado
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* In the Czech WW2 ''Dark Blue World'' (2001), the girl is more attracted to dashing fighter pilot Franta than the station master who serenades outside her window every night. But Franta has to go to England after the occupation of Czechoslovakia; when he returns he finds she's married the station master and even his dog doesn't recognise him. He faces this stoically, along with his subsequent imprisonment by the Communist authorities [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished for having served in a foreign air force]].

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* In the Czech WW2 [=WW2=] ''Dark Blue World'' (2001), the girl is more attracted to dashing fighter pilot Franta than the station master who serenades outside her window every night. But Franta has to go to England after the occupation of Czechoslovakia; when he returns he finds she's married the station master and even his dog doesn't recognise him. He faces this stoically, along with his subsequent imprisonment by the Communist authorities [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished for having served in a foreign air force]].
28th Jun '17 7:47:24 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Kaya from ''Manga/OnePiece'' could be considered this.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Kaya from ''Manga/OnePiece'' could be considered this.this for Usopp, thanks to all the ShipTease between them.
** [[spoiler: Gold D. Roger]] turns out to have had one, whose name was [[spoiler: Portgas D. Rouge.]] [[spoiler: He's executed and she falls victim to DeathByChildbirth some time later, so they go into StarCrossedLovers.]]
5th Jun '17 11:40:28 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Winry can sometimes be this.

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** Winry can sometimes be this.this, though technically she's quite more proactive than the standard.



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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'':
** Lukas has a lover waiting for him, as revealed in his DLC support with Python, although he admits that they might not actually be all that in love with each other, as Lukas doesn't actually miss her too much. His ending never mentions if he got married or not, so whether or not they did stay together is left ambiguous.
** Defied by Tatiana, who tells her boyfriend Zeke that she'd rather use her WhiteMagicianGirl skills in battle than wait for him back home. While Zeke isn't too happy to see her fighting, he understands her reasons and promises to protect her.
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** In other cases the trope is averted. If the place they are posted to is relatively safe they can bring their family with them. After all, "cover" basically means lying about your job--the vast majority of agents make absolutely no attempt to hide their ''names'', they merely claim to work for someone other than the CIA (usually the Department of State, but it can also be [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront another government agency or even a private company]]).[[note]]Claiming to work for the government is called "official cover," since you get [[DiplomaticImpunity diplomatic immunity]]; claiming to work for a private company is "unofficial" cover and is thus much riskier.[[/note]] So as long as you do a good job of that, your family isn't at further risk of leak or of being killed (your spouse or Significant Other generally knows, and the kids will just assume, along with everyone else, that Dad/Mom is a diplomat or something).

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** In other cases the trope is averted. If the place they are posted to is relatively safe safe, they can bring their family with them. After all, "cover" basically means lying about your one's job--the vast majority of agents make absolutely no attempt to hide their ''names'', they merely claim to work for someone other ''other'' than the CIA (usually the Department of State, but it can also be [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront another government agency or even a private company]]).[[note]]Claiming to work for the government is called "official cover," since you get the agent gets [[DiplomaticImpunity diplomatic immunity]]; claiming to work for a private company is "unofficial" cover and is thus much riskier.[[/note]] So as long as you do the agent in question does a good job of that, your his/her family isn't at further risk of leak or of being killed (your (the spouse or Significant Other generally knows, and the kids will just assume, along with everyone else, that Dad/Mom is a diplomat or something).
26th Feb '17 8:59:11 PM gewunomox
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* "Girl At Home," on the extended edition of the RED Album by TaylorSwift. It's talking about how the guy in the song shouldn't pursue her because 'he has a girl at home and everybody knows it'. Interesting inversion in that it's in the perspective of the girl who's being pursued.

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* "Girl At Home," on the extended edition of the RED Album by TaylorSwift.Music/TaylorSwift. It's talking about how the guy in the song shouldn't pursue her because 'he has a girl at home and everybody knows it'. Interesting inversion in that it's in the perspective of the girl who's being pursued.
2nd Nov '16 4:35:45 AM JackG
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* In the Czech WW2 ''Dark Blue World'' (2001), the girl is more attracted to dashing fighter pilot Franta than the station master who serenades outside her window every night. But Franta has to go to England after the occupation of Czechoslovakia; when he returns he finds she's married the station master and even his dog doesn't recognise him. He faces this stoically, along with his subsequent imprisonment by the Communist authorities [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished for having served in a foreign air force]].
23rd Jul '16 4:12:39 PM StFan
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-->-'''"The Girl I Left Behind Me"''', a traditional departure song of [[BritsWithBattleships the British Army]]

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-->-'''"The -->-- "The Girl I Left Behind Me"''', a Me" (a traditional departure song of [[BritsWithBattleships the British Army]]
Army]])






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* Winry in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' can sometimes be this.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Winry in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' can sometimes be this.



* Kaya from ''OnePiece'' could be considered this.

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* Kaya from ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' could be considered this.



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* Sinead Terekhov, to her husband Aivars, in the {{Honorverse}} sub-series ''Saganami Island''. The novel ''The Shadow of Saganami'' essentially opens with them facing yet another separation as he is deployed to a distant part of the galaxy.

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* Sinead Terekhov, to her husband Aivars, in the {{Honorverse}} Literature/{{Honorverse}} sub-series ''Saganami Island''. The novel ''The Shadow of Saganami'' essentially opens with them facing yet another separation as he is deployed to a distant part of the galaxy.



-->"How do we convince them that we're miserable?" asked Private Roger Litwhiler.\\
"Easiest thang in the world," said Opie. "Tell 'em how lonesome you are for the gal you left back home."\\
"Tell the ''new'' girl about the ''old'' girl?" asked Private Ernest J. Hoffman incredulously.\\
"Why, shore," said Opie. "Then she knows she ain't scratchin' after a prize that nobody else wants."\\
"Ah!" said the citizen-soldiers.\\
"But what if you haven't got a girl back home?" asked Private Gustave Morrissette.\\
"Then lie," said Opie. "But lie ''from the hort!''"

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-->"How -->'''Private Roger Litwhiler:''' How do we convince them that we're miserable?" asked Private Roger Litwhiler.miserable?\\
'''Opie:''' Easiest thang in the world. Tell 'em how lonesome you are for the gal you left back home.
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"Easiest thang in the world," said Opie. "Tell 'em how lonesome you are for the gal you left back home."\\
"Tell
'''Private Ernest J. Hoffman:''' ''[incredulously]'' Tell the ''new'' girl about the ''old'' girl?" asked Private Ernest J. Hoffman incredulously.girl?\\
'''Opie:''' Why, shore. Then she knows she ain't scratchin' after a prize that nobody else wants.
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"Why, shore," said Opie. "Then she knows she ain't scratchin' after a prize that nobody else wants."\\
"Ah!" said the citizen-soldiers.\\
"But
'''Citizen-soldiers:''' Ah!\\
'''Private Gustave Morrissette:''' But
what if you haven't got a girl back home?" asked Private Gustave Morrissette.\\
"Then lie," said Opie. "But
home?\\
'''Opie:''' Then lie. But
lie ''from the hort!''"hort!''



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* Penny is this for Desmond in ''{{Series/Lost}}''.

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* Penny is this for Desmond in ''{{Series/Lost}}''.
''Series/{{Lost}}''.




* "The Girl I Left Behind Me" in numerous JohnWayne films

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\n* "The Girl I Left Behind Me" in numerous JohnWayne filmsCreator/JohnWayne films.



--> It was way out in Flanders at the back of the line,
--> We were talking 'bout sweethearts we'd all left behind,
--> When one Irish soldier says, "I have a queen,"
--> And she works in John Ross's of Bonnie Woodgreen."

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--> It -->''It was way out in Flanders at the back of the line,
-->
line,\\
We were talking 'bout sweethearts we'd all left behind,
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behind,\\
When one Irish soldier says, "I have a queen,"
-->
queen,"\\
And she works in John Ross's of Bonnie Woodgreen."
"''



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* The song "My Girl Back Home" in ''Theatre/SouthPacific''. Possible TropeNamer. The song was cut from the original production, but has been reinstated for the 2008 revival. Ironically the hero was singing that to rationalize cheating on his girl back home.
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** This was also featured in his McAuslan series of short stories, where both sets of grandmothers have experienced waiting for soldiers to return from combat.

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** * This was also featured in his McAuslan ''Literature/McAuslan'' series of short stories, where both sets of grandmothers have experienced waiting for soldiers to return from combat.







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* The song "My Girl Back Home" in ''Theatre/SouthPacific''. Possible TropeNamer.
** The song was cut from the original production, but has been reinstated for the 2008 revival.
** Ironically the hero was singing that to rationalize cheating on his girl back home.

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