The marriages of U.S. Armed Forces service members often fail because of infidelity on the part of one or both spouses. Infidelity will likely continue to be one of the leading causes of divorce for all marriages. Every day, military couples face the fear of one spouse being injured or killed when deployed overseas.
What percentage of military relationships fail?
Since 2014 the divorce rate among men and women across the services has fluctuated between 3% and 3.1%. That trend continued for 2019 according to the Pentagon data, which measures the number of service members divorced during the fiscal year against the number married when the fiscal year began.
Why do military couples get divorced?
Marriages that see longer deployments are also more likely to divorce, probably because the increased time apart eventually just becomes too much of a hardship. Finally, deployments where members see combat or weapon usage are also known to be associated with increased risk of divorce.
Does the army ruin relationships?
Military members are often forced to move numerous times which can be difficult for a non-military spouse as well as a couples children and may result in a spouse feeling lonely, detached and ultimately resentful of a spouse.
How many military marriages end divorce?
According to other studies, deployed military members in the U.S. Navy, Marines, Army and Air Force have higher than average divorce rates. The Air Force had the highest rate, at 14.6 percent, with the Navy at over 12.5 percent. The other two branches came in at over 8 percent.