Why certain military roles seem to lead to higher divorce rates

| Jul 21, 2017 | Military Divorce

A recent analysis of census data conducted by the career site Zippia has shown that two factors combined seem to have a high probability in resulting in divorce. Those two factors include at least one spouse being the military and a couple getting married under age of 30. Those who work as auto mechanics or logistics come in a close second in terms of divorce rates.

In case you’re wondering what it is about workers in these industries that makes them more apt to get divorced, for one, it has to do with stress. When it comes to those in the military, though, other factors such as frequent moving, lengthy deployments and inferior pay compared to civilian salaries are suspected to play a large role.

Among military members with the highest rate of divorce under the age of 30, it includes first-line supervisors. They have an alarming 30 percent divorce rate. Those enlisted to work as chemical technicians or in tactical operations divorce at a rate of 18 and 14 percent respectively.

Across all age groups, only 15 percent of married military couples actually ever get divorced. This is just a mere 5 percent increase over those working in 24 other industries that were surveyed for the purpose of this study.

Among those with the lowest divorce rates? They include those working in the entertainment, science and legal fields. Their divorce rates hover close to around 4 percent.

Researchers at Kansas State University found that no matter what age the parties involved are or the industry they work in, couples seem to fight about the same issues. These topics include children, finances, sex and in-laws.

If you’re in the military and you’re considering leaving your spouse, then you may benefit from discussing the specifics of your case with a Fort Worth divorce attorney who understands the unique aspects of a military divorce.

Source: Forbes, “Your career choice could affect your marriage, according to this study,” Julia Chang, July 21, 2017




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