TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jun 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Military Female GIs struggle with higher rate of divorce

Female GIs struggle with higher rate of divorce

E-mail Print PDF

Jennifer SchobeyFor women in the military, there's a cold, hard reality: Their marriages are more than twice as likely to end in divorce as those of their male comrades - and up to three times as likely for enlisted women. And military women get divorced at higher rates than their peers outside the military, while military men divorce at lower rates than their civilian peers.

About 220,000 women have served in Afghanistan and Iraq in roles ranging from helicopter pilots to police officers. Last year, 7.8 percent of women in the military got a divorce, compared with 3 percent of military men, according to Pentagon statistics.

Among the military's enlisted corps, nearly 9 percent of women saw their marriages end, compared with a little more than 3 percent of the men.

Like all divorces, the results can be a sense of loss and a financial blow. But for military women, a divorce can be a breaking point - even putting them at greater risk for homelessness down the road.

It has an effect, too, on military kids. The military has more single moms than dads, and an estimated 30,000 of them have deployed in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Why military women are more burdened by divorce is unclear, although societal pressure is likely a factor.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


CIA weapons for Syrian rebels funneled onto black markets: report

CIA weapons end up on black marketWeapons shipped to the Middle East by the CIA to arm Syrian rebels have systematically landed...

2 U.S. Marines under investigation for Facebook threat to gay bars

2 US Marines under investigation for threat to gay bars- Two U.S. Marines in California are under investigation for allegedly making threats on social media...

Pentagon To Repeal Ban On Transgender Troops

Transgender ban lifted in militaryThe Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on openly serving transgender service members...

Air Force has lost 100,000 inspector general records

Air Force has lost 100,000 recordsThe Air Force announced on Friday that it has lost thousands of records belonging to the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!