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Lessons to be learned from a military divorce

There are vast numbers of military families living across the nation, in Texas and elsewhere. For many, the adjustment to married life comes at the same time as adjusting to military life. This can place a significant strain on a couple, especially one in which both spouses are very young. It is no surprise that many of these unions will result in a military divorce, a scenario that few young people have truly considered.

Coming to the realization that one's marriage is over is difficult, no matter how old the parties may be. However, younger spouses can take the scenario particularly hard, and often worry how the divorce might influence the rest of their lives. While divorce is never an easy choice, there are many lessons to be learned from the process, many of which can be put to use in securing a brighter future.

One thing that many military spouses learn is that they are stronger than they once believed. This is especially true for husbands and wives who have gone through one or more deployments, as well as the spouse left behind. In a way, moving through a divorce is also a challenge that will highlight the strength that each spouse is capable of. This is a significant life event, and one that can teach both spouses a great deal about what to look for as well as what to avoid in future relationships.

That said, it should also be acknowledged that the love that a spouse has for his or her partner never truly goes away, but simply changes into a new form. In this way, it is possible to wish one's partner well, even while taking steps to end an Texas marriage. When a military divorce is conducted with a high level of respect and care between partners, the outcome is better for all involved. By taking the lessons learned and applying them to future decisions, a divorce can help shape the years ahead, in a positive manner.

Source: The Huffington Post, "5 Lessons From A Twenty-Something Divorcee", Jillian KramerI, Dec. 26, 2015

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