Factors Contributing to Marital Dissatisfaction and Divorce in the Military

8 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2019

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Jennifer D. Lares

University of the Incarnate Word, Students

Kruti R. Lehenbauer

University of the Incarnate Word

Date Written: April 25, 2019

Abstract

Military members are no different than civilians in terms of the desires to have a life partner and have a satisfied marital life after marriage. However, the challenges faced by many military members and their families are different than those facing the civilian families by the sheer nature of their service. This study conducts an in-depth academic literature analysis regarding the impacts of the unique trials and tribulations that face military personnel on their marital dissatisfaction or dissolution. While an empirical hypothetical model to test whether factors such as length of deployment, number of deployments, post-traumatic stress disorder impact the military marital dissatisfaction is provided in this paper, there is no quantitative analysis conducted due to lack of access to relevant data.

Keywords: Military, Deployments, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Divorce

Suggested Citation

Lares, Jennifer D. and Lehenbauer, Kruti R., Factors Contributing to Marital Dissatisfaction and Divorce in the Military (April 25, 2019). RAIS Conference Proceedings - The 12th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences & Humanities. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3387588 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3387588

Jennifer D. Lares (Contact Author)

University of the Incarnate Word, Students ( email )

United States

Kruti R. Lehenbauer

University of the Incarnate Word ( email )

San Antonio, TX
United States

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