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Veterans Twice as Likely to Cheat on Their Spouses as Non-Veterans
The Atlantic ^ | Nov. 12, 2012 | Eleanor Barkhorn

Posted on 11/12/2012 8:15:33 PM PST by olcurmudgeon

Men and women who have served in the military have considerably higher rates of marital infidelity and divorce than the population at large, according to a 2011 study.

"Veteran Status, Marital Infidelity, and Divorce," a paper presented at last year's American Sociological Association Meeting, found that:

32 percent of veterans who were ever married reported that they'd had extra-marital sex, compared with 16.8 percent of ever-married non-veterans; 38.5 percent of ever-married veterans had gotten divorced, compared with 28.9 percent of ever-married non-veterans; For both veterans and non-veterans, sexual infidelity is likely to lead to divorce. People who reported that they'd cheated on their spouses were more than 2.3 times more likely to have gotten divorced than those who hadn't been unfaithful.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: military; petraeus; veterans
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To: GeronL; All

“Is there a point?”

Gee, ya think? On Veterans Day.

Doh!

You guys disappoint. You can’t see this as a continuation of the Press placing Obama on a pedestal?


21 posted on 11/12/2012 8:31:44 PM PST by stanne
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To: darkwing104

Exactly.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 8:32:31 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: Theoria

I found that a lot of the “TDY widows” at the NCO club were officer’s wives.


23 posted on 11/12/2012 8:32:31 PM PST by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: zerosix

Whew! Logic; critical thinking.

Good to see you again.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 8:33:47 PM PST by stanne
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To: olcurmudgeon

Its Veterans day — a day to honor them, not focus on and highlight the shortcomings that affect all humans, not just military people.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 8:39:08 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Ed Condon

Just jump right in there. Many spend YEARS apart, holding families together, single mothers, participating in community and church activities, in a small town atmosphere, where any indiscretion is widely known, but who wouldn’t cheat becausethey enjoy having character, but endure great suffering.

And This is what you have for them on Veterans Day.

Un believable.

Low.

BTW Petreaus situation stinks. If he was fooling around, everyone around him knew it.


26 posted on 11/12/2012 8:39:30 PM PST by stanne
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To: olcurmudgeon

My dad never cheated. He got married after his tour was done and he finished his commitment to his country. He is still married today and never strayed on mom.


27 posted on 11/12/2012 8:40:24 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Should read:

“Non-veterans twice as dishonest about marital infidelity as veterans”


28 posted on 11/12/2012 8:45:11 PM PST by zipper
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To: olcurmudgeon

More anti-American propaganda from liberals who pretend to love the military but really hate it. These are the same people, or are the indoctrinated children of the same people, who used to call my dad and other Vietnam vets “baby killers”, etc. They don’t fool me for one moment. I despise these people.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 8:45:26 PM PST by 3Fingas
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To: Darren McCarty

Of course he did.

This is a hit piece on Veterans Day.

Every post should be defensive of their reputation and knocking the horrible “journalist” with this National Enquirer level hit piece in this liberal rag.

If you were associated with the military and you still are, you know that you don’t see any truth to this stupid premise.

This is a very low hit piece and it is propaganda, done by peoople trying to, and they will continue, to degrade what is good about this country.

It should not be afforded the dignity it has.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 8:49:23 PM PST by stanne
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To: olcurmudgeon

Could it be that either spouse that is away from their spouse would be more likely to stray? Of course military folks are much more likely to be estranged from their spouse for long periods of time - could that really have an effect?

This is not any kind of accurate poll until it takes into account way too many other folks.

My guess is that Veterans are not more likely to stray if compared to civilians that are away from their spouses for any length of time.

Just another poll trying to tear down both family and military service.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 8:52:28 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: Darren McCarty

You know I meant to say, of course he never cheated.

Additionally, cheating is against the UCMJ, something this writer has no famililarity with, I am certain.

Marital fidelity is well respected within the military.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 8:53:05 PM PST by stanne
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Not surprising as the job requires you to be away from your spouse for months at a time.

You're either faithful or you're not; no real excuse. I wonder if spouses of military cheat more often.

33 posted on 11/12/2012 9:00:49 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: olcurmudgeon
Just another military hit piece...and based on a quick read, it doesn’t even use the word infidelity correctly.
34 posted on 11/12/2012 9:00:49 PM PST by hecticskeptic
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To: olcurmudgeon
Sociological "research" is so very often political opinion cloaked in vague trappings of science that is fraudulently used as cover.

This gives pseudoscience a bad name.

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35 posted on 11/12/2012 9:16:09 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: olcurmudgeon

I’ve been under the impression that the divorce rate of the general population approached 50%. You know, “ one in two marriages ends in divorce”, so I don’t believe the initial assumptions of the article.


36 posted on 11/12/2012 9:29:25 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: stanne

Your comments are right...no person is more honorable, true, loyal and will have your back than a US Veteran. Especially a Devil Dog. God Bless them all.


37 posted on 11/12/2012 9:33:04 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Veterans Day smear.


38 posted on 11/12/2012 9:49:44 PM PST by onedoug
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To: olcurmudgeon

Perhaps those who have served are simply more honest with their responses to such a survey.


39 posted on 11/12/2012 9:54:06 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: GeronL

Can’t believe I never cheated. Must have been too busy.


40 posted on 11/12/2012 11:03:50 PM PST by Nucluside (ready)
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