Sunday, July 24, 2005

Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone

Here's an interesting and depressing feature story from yesterday's Austin American-Statesman (via the L.A. Times) about the strain long wartime deployments are putting on military marriages.

After braving roadside bombs and snipers, some soldiers are coming home to divorce papers and empty bank accounts. One poor guy in this story called home from Iraq to check his voicemail only to hear sweet nothings spoken by his wife's lover. Aside from the "Jody" syndrome, some spouses left behind simply decide they like being on their own better. Whatever the reason, the Army divorce rate has jumped more than 80 percent since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan started.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jesus.....definitely not the sort of article you want to read at the beginning of your work day.