After a decade of war and repeated deployments, a new study has found that military divorce rates have not exceeded the rate of broken marriages reported among their civilian peers. The co-authors of the study argue that these annual divorce statistics can't be used to judge the vulnerability of military marriages in peace or prolonged war, unless benchmarked against divorce rates for employed civilians of comparable age, race and education level. The authors of the study found "the results speak to the resilience of military marriages. Despite the demands of military service and the threat of long separations, servicemembers are nevertheless more likely to be married than matched civilians. The report finds "servicemembers are still no more likely to be divorced than comparable civilians." Read more in the Military Update.
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