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April 7, 2008
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War Is Hell — Especially On Your Relationship

Being a soldier isn’t easy. Being a soldier in combat? We can’t even imagine what it’s like. You’re far from home, your living conditions are difficult at best, your life is constantly being put at risk — and if you’re in a relationship, chances are pretty good that you’ll be feeling some serious strain there, too.

Worried by rising divorce rates among their ranks, the Army has started to focus on healing rifts between soldiers and their spouses, with fancy retreats and marriage counselors devoted to helping soldiers deal with the marital stress that surfaces after long tours in Iraq.

Which is all well and good — we’re glad to know that the Army cares! — but we can’t help but wonder: if all this stress is caused by the long, repeated tours in Iraq, and the unusually high stress caused by this war… well, wouldn’t ending the war be the most efficient way to deal with things?

You know, just sayin’.

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  • Isil says :

    Lets not forget about cozy brothers at arms gay coverops, those arent marriage keepers either.

  • The Scoot says :

    Gee… who would have thought that running our soldiers ragged for FIVE FUCKING YEARS would put a strain on their personal relationships?

    An all volunteer army keeps wars small and forces the issue of peace, eventually. Still, this price is far, far too high.

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