Sad thing is, the military does NOT brief young soldiers/airmen/sailors about these things and it happens ALOT.
My boyfriend is Honorably Discharged from the US Army.
I'm not an Army girlfriend or wife and I told him flat out.
When you get stationed somewhere, don't be so quick to date the first woman that smiles in your face. If you have been dating someone for about 6 months, this will even start to make sense.When I first met him I was hesitant to get involved with him.While he had been discharged for a few years, he stated that he had thought about re-enlisting.I've told him that if he was still in, we wouldn't have gone further than a first date. His mom told me about a year ago, that right before he met me, he was very close to re-enlisting.
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. That and plus a lot of military, will tell you that the first marriage usually does not last. A lot of them are stuck in a small town that is only supported by the military economy and the chance to marry someone that has a steady job and even free housing looks very appealing to someone in their early 20's without education or job skills. Twenty years in the military and 10 years as a civilian on a miltary base, I've seen stuff that would be prime time for Jerry Springer.Sorry moderators, i apologize for posting this thread in the wrong section. I've seen men marry women that didn't have drivers licences and then go deployed, leaving them without any means of getting around. While they were in Baghdad, their spouses were partying away almost every night in the enlisted club.