DadsDivorce Live: Why Is The Divorce Rate Higher For Veterans?

The divorce rate in the U.S. hover between 40 and 50 percent, but that number jumps to 80 percent for combat veterans. The suicide rate for veterans is also staggeringly high. 

The reasons why those numbers are so astronomical are complicated and wide-ranging. Many veterans return with PTSD and struggle to transition back into civilian life after being gone for so long. Inevitably, they encounter family friction and many turn to alcohol and narcotics as a means to cope.

Iraq veteran Michael Priddy recently completed a 2,700-mile cross-country bike trip to raise awareness about veteran divorce and suicide rates. He discusses why so many veterans end up facing divorce and explains what the Mighty Oaks Warrior Program is doing to help those families.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on CordellCordell.com, CordellCordell.co.uk, and DadsDivorce.com, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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