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What are some common issues in military marriages?

When one spouse is in the military in Texas, it can cause some unique situations and problems in the marriage. Such issues are not usually something civilian couples have to deal with. This may make it difficult for others to understand what is happening with your marriage and why you even have problems. However, it helps to know others are in the same boat.

The University of Florida explains some of the common and unique issues found in military marriages that may lead to separation or divorce. To begin with, deployment takes a huge toll on a couple and the family as a whole. It is an up and down of emotions. It can make it hard for couples to stay connected and nurture their marriage. It may make the spouse at home feel isolated and neglected. He or she may even begin to resent the military spouse. In addition, being apart increases the likelihood of infidelity, which brings a whole other set of problems into the marriage.

Injuries, which are more common for military marriages, can also damage a marriage. The struggles of caring for an injured spouse is often too stressful and demanding for some people to handle. The struggles of dealing with mental injuries also are tough. Depression, anxiety and PTSD all impact not only the person with the condition but his or loved ones. It can make it difficult to maintain a happy and healthy marriage.

While these issues may strain a marriage, they are not always going to lead to a divorce. However, they do increase the risks of one. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

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