What are some common precedents that lead to a high divorce rate in the military?

If you are in the military, are a spouse or ex-spouse of a member or child of military family affected by or witness to divorce what are some of the main reasons that lead to divorce. Some theorize that it is the effects of war, but there is no evidence that divorce rates changed significantly when compared to peacetime. I would like to know what the population feel may be the causes.

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6 Responses to “What are some common precedents that lead to a high divorce rate in the military?”

  1. Eibhlinn Savage Says:

    whether in times of peace or war, soldiers often travel a lot. Maybe the long and/or frequent separations are too much for some couples? Or maybe it’s got to do with the philosophy that soldiers have a duty to their country first and the wife and children then necessarily come second?
    Just two possibilities from the top of my head.

  2. WifeandMom Says:

    the working environment is conducive to cheating.women who join the armed forces are usually attention seekers. this theory holds true for paramedics, fire, police.

    anyone take a look at the women who are in those fields and 3/4 fit the stereotype I stated above.

    A few are in it for the job, but many of them have personality/male attention seeking issues.

  3. Ashley Says:

    I think it is because you get so bored while your spouse is at schooling or out on a trip or at war. You get bored and need something to do. However on a base there is not much you can do by yourself. So you end up getting so lonely and depressed you just have to get out.

  4. Aaron Says:

    What Wifeandmom said cannot be more true but their are also other fators such as when husbands are deployed their wives cheat on them while their gone. Also in the military work comes first unless there is some kind of family emergency and a lot of spouses can’t understand that and get mad at their husbands for working too much or working a schedule that doesn’t coincide with theirs.

  5. the chubbster Says:


  6. live1994@sbcglobal.net Says:

    Did I say DEPLOYMENT???