"I think marriage gives them a feeling of stability.
Soldiers' lives are constantly in danger and a lot of them have lost friends at such a young age, so a lot of them live for the present.
"In a military marriage, duty is first; everything else second,” said Perkins, who lives in Honolulu with her husband, an active-duty soldier in the Army, and their four children. Military wives are not as likely to cheat as their deployed husbands.
A misconception about military marriage is that it frequently involves infidelity, according to Perkins.
Khabeera Calaman, 21, and Robert Lenahan, 20, have been together for around six months.
They shared some truths about their lives, which are often misunderstood by civilians. Military couples put duty first -- not their marriages.To be clear, my boyfriend was never formally diagnosed with PTSD, which is the case for most military men I know: They've never sought professional help or a formal diagnosis, even though they report experiencing symptoms that are similar to told me in a phone interview."It happens automatically, especially in uncomfortable situations.While common marriage advice holds that a person should place his or her marriage above all else, military spouses often don't.Living with this reality often requires a lot of patience, said Alison Perkins, who serves as the editor of a military spouse resource website, Salute To "Every day, we started cursing at two, shooting rubber bullets by four, and live ammunition by six," he said.