I found an interesting article this morning that seems counterintuitive.

Divorce in the nation's military was no higher after four years of war than it was in peacetime a decade earlier, despite the stress of long and repeated tours of duty.

A yearlong study by Rand Corp. says divorces rose from 2.5 percent of military marriages in 2001 to 3 percent in 2005. But that is still short of a previous Pentagon theory that marriage breakups had been soaring due to the strain of fighting the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, lead researcher Benjamin Karney said Thursday.

I agree with Mr. Karney that "the future is uncertain. The full impact of these conflicts on military families may not be known for years," but this article seems to suggest we military families are weathering the storm.  That's good news.

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