DOD Survey: Spouses Struggle with Stress, Loneliness

DOD Survey: Spouses Struggle with Stress, Loneliness

Stress, anxiety, depression, unemployment and divorce are high among military families, according to a new study the Pentagon released last week.

About 60 percent of spouses participating in the 2017 survey claimed they are “satisfied” with their military lives, DOD said in a press release. Families seemed more pleased with child care than in previous surveys, DOD reported.

Roughly nine in 10 reservists’ spouses reported additional stress, anxiety, depression or loneliness while their spouses were deployed, according to an NPR report.

DOD plans to repeat the survey later this year.

 

2018 spouse orientation course at Parris Island, S.C. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby

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