Carla Testani, Esq.
It's no secret that a stressful job can put strain on a marriage. With divorce rates approaching the 50% mark, it might be a good idea to take into account the impacts the workplace can have on relationships. One field in particular is struggling with the famous "happily ever after" ending. People in the military, first-line enlisted military supervisors to be exact, have the highest rate of divorce. Thirty percent of people in this field will file for divorce. Supervisors are not the only people in the military who are struggling with divorce. On a list of 10 jobs that have the highest divorce rates, military positions took three of them.
Being employed in the military can be extremely stressful, and stress can hinder a long-term marriage. The military can be a demanding job and it is rightfully named as the ultimate sacrifice. Personnel often sacrifice their relationships. A unique set of circumstances can often provide a "perfect storm" for divorce. The threat of dangerous situations, insufficient pay, and deployment all have a huge impact on a marriage.
People who are deployed have an even bigger risk. For each month a spouse is away, the chance of divorce increases. Proximity is a key role in all relationships, not just marriage. Divorce rates increase significantly the longer spouses are apart.
Another issue military personnel face is mental illness. Twenty percent of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan report experiences of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. All health issues, including mental illness can put strain on marriages.
Overall, there are many factors that contribute to high divorce rates. Stress is a considerable factor, but many other issues take part as well. People are living longer, and many marriages start to degrade around the four-year mark. Divorce has also become more accepted in many cultures and religious communities. Without pressure from society to stay together, many people are choosing to separate.
Today's demanding jobs can impede on relationships. Should people have to choose between their career and their spouse?
If you have decided it is time to move on, don't delay. Reach out to attorney Carla G. Testani or Mark Mandell to set up a free consultation and learn how Fausone Bohn can help you through this challenging time. Call Fausone Bohn, LLP today at (248) 468-4536 and find out how we can help you.