Every marriage has its bumps in the road, but as a military couple, you may encounter a few more along the way.
Divorce is hard for any family. When children are involved, it can quickly move from unfortunate to heartbreaking, especially when figuring out custody arrangements. With no standard laws addressing the challenges of military life, like constant relocations, military families often struggle more with child custody than their civilian peers.
Divorce. It’s a word not brought up in military kid counseling sessions as often as deployments, but if Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Melissa Testerman had her way, it would be.
A recently released survey of military spouses finds marriage satisfaction is on an upswing overall. Of the 45,000 active duty spouses surveyed in 2015 by the Defense Manpower Data Center, an overwhelming 85 percent said they were satisfied with their marriages.
The overall satisfaction, finances and marriages of our troops are generally better off now than during the height of the wars, according to Department of Defense survey findings released last week.
Recently, the Senate passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the massive piece of legislation that sets policies and funding levels for the Department of Defense (DoD). Tucked away in the 1600-page bill is a set of proposals that if signed into law will significantly change the way service members receive their Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH).