Recently, I've heard a lot of talk and seen how several people in the US military are in and out of relationships including marriages.
It doesn't seem to me like marriages are taken seriously in the military.
From your own personal experience, could you say that marriages are often rushed or fake to enlisted people?
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Well I'm in the military and I'm single and happy. Everyone in my Company is single and happy except for the higher ranked officials lol. I definitely take marriage seriously. A divorce when you're miles and miles away from home isn't something that it easy to go through. I can see why you think this though. There are people who rush to the alter either so the person they're with can live with them or so that they will get the marriage benefits. The marriage benefits aren't all that because you have to support yourself and someone else so its not entirely worth it. When it all comes down to it, you're hardly getting more money with the benefits after all the other expenses.
Also you have to remember that the military forces A LOT of people to mature. I'd say probably almost everyone matures when entering the military and going through the training/everyday life of being in it and what we face and see. This usually means that people take relationships more serious. They typically don't have the immature "player" attitude. Some of course still do, but its rare. The things that you do and are faced with makes you appreciate life and love a little bit more. For a lot of people it makes them want to rush to the alter to proclaim their love to everyone.
You may think that people in the military don't respect marriage and don't take it seriously, but there are a lot of people who do.0