Study: Extramarital sex and divorce more common among veterans

Aug 22, 2011 Full story: Free Republic

Veterans were significantly more likely to have ever engaged in extramarital sex and ever gotten divorced than people who were never in the military, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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#1 Aug 24, 2011
When enlisted men are away from their wives on assignment or whatever, recreational sex with local women is a big temptation. The novels of Alan Furst make this clear in the context of partisan activity in WWII and the Spanish Civil War. Men in combat situations often feel excused from their marriage vows. So hubby is away for months, bonking the young women in some foreign land. It is evident that this stresses marriages.

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