- moderate. maybe around half of all times
- very high. it happens 99% of all times
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It depends on how solid your relationship and love is because being in the military is different from a long distance relationship. If you have a weak relationship and you go into the military where she won't see you and won't be able to have much contact with you, her love will start to diminish and then add the loneliness. She'll then cheat on you. So it depends on the person and the relationship
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I believe it's probably very common. If she is in her *20's; if she doesn't have a strong moral core (it doesn't guarantee loyalty if she has one, but it's better for her to have one than not, if only to show her capable of remorse and self reflection); if she's attractive; if she is often around other men for some reason or another; and if she is damaged in some way (such as by an abusive father), the realistic view is that she is probably going to cheat.
It might be one time.
It might be an affair.
It might be emotional.
It might be physical.
It might be both physical and emotional.
Whichever it is, the realistic view is that one of those is going to happen.
The most pragmatic options for anyone going into the military is to either, a., leave their significant other and, perhaps, see if the relationship can be rekindled after his or her service has ended or just accept it as being over, b., give consent for the other person to be with other people while he or she is serving., and, c., to not start a family, let alone get married, until the service has ended. If none of those are an option, or if it's too to prevent having to deal with a family, then a person needs to decide if they are capable, if there is cheating, of reconciliation or if he or she needs to end the relationship while still helping to raise their child (ren) together.
by the way, I suspect the incidences of infidelity among long haul truckers and their significant others is probably similar to whatever the actual number incidences of infidelity is among the stay at home significant others of people serving in the military. I. e., if you are away for months at a time, being cheated on should not come as much of a surprise, though it inevitably will for most people.
*The brain is still developing into the 20's and both men and women might not be able to fully appreciate the consequences of cheating while their partners are deployed, but I do understand that people cheat at a much later age range than their 20's.
It happens a lot, especially if she is away from family. Communication and a really good support system are musts if you want to prevent this.