Military Divorces – Armed Forces members see an increase in the divorce rates for Marine Corps and Army.Thursday, December 4th, 2008
The Associated Press (AP) recently released a report on the increase of the “divorce rate among soldiers and Marines”. The AP reported that divorces “increased last year as military marriages suffered continuing stress from America’s two ongoing wars. There were an estimated 10,200 failed marriages in the active duty Army and 3,077 among Marines, according to figures obtained by The Associated Press for the budget year ended Sept. 30.”
“That’s a divorce rate of 3.5 percent among more than 287,000 married troops in the Army, up from 3.3 percent in the previous fiscal year, according to Defense Department figures.”
“With increasing demands placed on Army families and soldiers — including frequent deployments and relocations — intimate relationships are tested,” said Army spokesman Paul Boyce.”
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