Military divorce rate at highest level since 1999

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    Can't say I'm surprised to see this.

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    My cousin is married to a Marine fighter pilot and lately she's been posting about how wonderful her husband is and how blessed she is! I figger somethings up.

    Another friend (who is not in the military) of ours posted the same kinds of stuff, right before she announced she was pregnant from another guy.
     
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    I'd be interested in the demographics - specifically, the ages of these people getting divorced. It's usually the young, first-time deployed ones whose spouses can't handle the long-term seperations.
     
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    I am Jack's lack of surprise.

    Suicide rates are awful these days too.
     
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    The suicide and divorce rates are through the roof right now, hopefully these things start to get better as we start drawing down in Iraq and Afghanistan.
     
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    I'm guessing it would be the younger troops as well, although on my last deployment to Kuwait before I separated we had a Technical Sgt (E-6) divorce his wife right after he got back stateside from the deployment.
     
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    I hope so.

    Can't do much about the dumbasses getting married and having a kid with someone they've known for eight and a half minutes tho.
     
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    I know from experience the folks who go on and on about how perfect their marriage is and how things are peaches and cream are usually not being honest and there are alot more problems than they are letting on to, and the amount of women that get pregnant with babies that are not their husbands is pretty high in the service too, I personally know 3 women that got pregnant from other men that were not their husbands, one of them got divorced behind that and the others kept the child and worked through it.
     
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    Marriage is encouraged in the Military and it looks good for your career down the line, the higher ups kind of question you if you have a child with a woman and can't even commit to that, how are you supposed to commit to the Military and go above and beyond? thats been my experience with it, my chain of command frowned upon me living with an ex girlfriend out at Vandenberg.
     
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    I think that being married to a military guy would be an awful lot like being married to a cop or firefighter...stressful.

    Deployments are hard. I'm getting married to a Navy officer in 2 months, he's a reservist working on his Ph.D. and he usually goes TDY for the entire summer (or at least, he has for the last 3 summers that we've been together). I hate it when he's gone, but you get used to it. I can see that if I were younger or less self-sufficient, though, it would be a lot more difficult.
     

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