As the one going out to sea, no. But as a military child and the girlfriend of a military man, yes. For 25 year's my father has been leaving for 5-9 months a year. As his child it was easy because I was use to it and I knew then as I know now, that he is doing it for not only me and my family but, every other American out there. Now as a Navy girlfriend, no and I'm dreading the deployment he has coming up soon. The easiest thing to do is keep your mind busy. If you're the one being deployed keeping busy can some times be hard but you can bring things like puzzle books and such with you. If you're the one waiting at home, sending care packages to your loved one will help them keep their mind at ease. Fill it with letters, pictures (being mindful other people might see them), snacks (home made cookies or gummy bears), and maybe word searches or fun toys like a rubixcube or lazer pointer.