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.
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There has been a new development in an interesting divorce case out of Spanaway. A 34-year-old mother of three has pleaded not guilty to theft and forgery charges stemming from what the News Tribune is calling a fake divorce.
Any Washington resident who is in the military or has a military spouse may find a study by the RAND Corporation interesting. Researchers evaluated the correlation between divorce and deployment during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.