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Military divorce rates declining slightly but remain very high

Americans who serve in the U.S. Military make substantial sacrifices for their country. In addition to risking death, many who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan have come home with permanent and life-changing injuries – both physical and psychological.

Things to consider during a military divorce

Ask any service member in Washington about their marriage and they will more than likely tell you that it’s a constant balancing act. Juggling family, friends, and a sense of duty to your country can be full-time jobs of their own. Throw in numerous deployments and long workdays and many will tell you that you have a recipe for disaster.

Air Force mother explains stresses of deployment on a family

Some families in Washington this month were particularly happy to celebrate Mother's Day this past weekend; especially if it offered even a small distraction from a divorce or separation.  For military families it may have been bittersweet though, especially in cases where one parent is deployed.  It's a stress some mother's say is difficult to go through but not impossible to bear.

Offering counseling to military families in need

While most people in the state of Washington know what it's like to go through a rough patch in their marriage, very few people know that these rough patches can be ten times more difficult for military families. Forced to endure months away from their loved ones because of deployments, military officers and their families can often times find the challenges of military life too difficult to bear.