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Advice from military spouses in Dayton

If you are engaged to a member of the military, or have recently married a member of the military, this is an important post for you to read. Even though many people tell stories of divorce within the military, there are also success stories. That is why there are military spouses out there who have plenty of things they want you to know. Here are some of the most important things military spouses should know about in Ohio.

You have likely heard stories about military families moving often. Well, they move more often than you might think. The average military family will find itself on the move every two to three years. So, right when you are getting acquainted with the base, you will likely be moving to a new one.

It is very hard for the spouses of military members to earn a living, according to a study from the Military Officers Association of America. The study found that on average, military spouses earned 38 percent less than civilians.

To go along with that statistic, the unemployment rate for military spouses is quite high, reaching nearly 30 percent, even though overall unemployment has dropped.

Military couples have a tendency to start their family early. According to one study, male military members are usually married by the time they hit the age of 25 at a rate of 60 percent.

Has your marriage struggled due to your spouse being in the military? This is a very difficult situation that many people find themselves involved with in West Chester. Know that there is always help available from experienced professionals.

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