Terminal Lance “Dear John”

June 12, 2020

Relationships and the Marine Corps go together like… Wait, no they don’t. They don’t go together at all. It’s no wonder that marriages in the Corps end at about an 85% divorce rate.

This sounds bad, of course, but I feel like if you compared the relationships and divorce rates of most 18-22 year olds, regardless of their enlisted status, you’d get similar results. It’s a simple fact of life that young love burns bright and burns fast. People just barely moving out of their parents house and figuring out who they are probably shouldn’t be making lifelong commitments to begin with.

Who am I kidding? If Marines weren’t the impulsive type they are, they would have never signed that contract at a strip mall anyway.