The level of danger, the amount of stress, and the lack of communication could all be crucial factors that affect the success of a marriage.
Marriages are at higher risks of separation and divorce.
During the deployment period, both military officers and families experience a sequence of emotional changes (Karney, 2007).
Emotional changes that they experience results from a sequence of situational changes they go through.
Emotional changes begin from notification of deployment to post deployment (officer’s return, resetting and getting back to pre-deployment).
Pre-deployment is the period between notifications of the deployment to deployment period.
These mixed feelings result from the transition of strain that family members were having while the military was preparing for the deployment and when he leaves.
In severe cases, family members may have the feeling of neglect after the spouse leaves.
This leads irritability and sadness within the family.
In serious cases, arguments resulting from different reactions among family members may arise.