Why could a military career lead to divorce?

On Behalf of | Mar 26, 2022 | Divorce

You joined the military out of a sense of patriotism and duty, wanting to do your best to serve the country. But it’s been difficult in other areas of your life. It puts a lot of stress on your marriage, and you know the stereotypes about military careers leading to high divorce rates.

But what is it about being in the military that could cause your partner to seek a divorce? What is it that could make you decide divorce is right for you?

A demanding career

For one thing, being in the military is simply a demanding career that takes a lot of time and effort. You can’t take this lightly. You may be deployed overseas for months at a time. Even within the country, you may have to move around based on your orders. This can cause a lot of logistical stress for your spouse, and it means the two of you simply don’t spend a lot of time together. All this time apart often causes relationships to slowly drift apart until someone decides that it’s time for a divorce.

Many couples marry young

A compounding issue may be that many military couples get married at a rather young age. After all, a lot of people are signing up for the military when they’re still in their teens. There can be some benefits to getting married, such as being able to share housing, so some of these young couples will choose to get married when they wouldn’t have otherwise. This could lead to a divorce in the future.

No matter what happens, if you decide to get divorced or if your partner files for divorce, then you need to start looking into your legal options