Military spouse unemployment is a serious problem for the 641,639 people who are married to active-duty service members. Nearly half of those significant others are unemployed, according to a new study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released on June 14.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Just a few years ago, 38-year-old Daniela Greene was an FBI translator with top-secret clearance and married to a U.S. soldier. In 2014, she told friends she was travelling to Germany to visit family. Instead, she flew to Turkey, crossed the border into Syria, and married one of ISIS’s most notorious recruiters — the very target she’d been previously assigned to investigate.
In the military, dating has garnered somewhat of a dubious reputation. Between fear of falling for a mooch, long distance with limited contact, and all the normal struggles that come with any relationship, sometimes you’re left wondering if it might not be easier to get a dog, because she will love you no matter what.