I was sat woundering if anybody out there actually asks themselves the following questions- 1)-Why do wifes/g/friends of soldiers suddenly go from being 'normal' to 'depressing' in 48hrs? (noticed a recent thread on this exactly) 2)-Why has divorces in the military gone up since 2003? 3)-Why do women out there treat you male soldiers like doormats? and many other questions asking 'why' What led me to ask these questions and join this site resulting in me posting this was SkyNews, the report they did with the wives back home lastnight 19/6/08 (notice no g/f's involved!) telling the soldiers (miserable they looked out there to did'nt they) how they missed each other, ill re-phrase, rather i sat chuckling as one army wife says to her husband ''you have never been cam shy before' Spot on at least it seems one armywife is not so naive has others may be and the look on her embarassed husbands face as he trys to smile it off, I actually have alot of respect for our troops but i have more respect for the women and yes g/f's ARE included in my respect, as they are left back home worried, sleepless nights,bringing up the kids ect, i susspect the list is long and there is not enough hrs in a day to get some time to do what they want. I was fed up late lastnight pondering over the 'why' i went searching the net for maybe answers to the question, i have noticed many a post in these forums asking why too, came across these sites ALL with male soldiers some married alot divorced(wounder why haha) some single apparently! 1)-AdultFriendFinder 2) BeNaughty 3) SexInTheUK 4) Girls date for free 5) YouCanGetMe....and many more! (limited female soldiers profiles, do the female soldiers have more respect for themselves and for their loved ones back home) Im a man of 57years and i noticed how the boys out in Iraq have photos with smiles upon their faces, i wounder why! is it because out in Iraq you have more net access with a cam and free gain to play whilst your out there leading your wives/gfriends who sit worryied back home on the 'i miss you' crap some of you give and they believe. (to someone from the outside looking in your well trained and play real good for the cameras especially the news ones) All i can say to the blokes out in Afghanistan is i truly believe that you are missing your wives back home, must be very boring for you with not alot of net access to play and cam with different willing females over the net DONT WORRY LADS afghanistan will soon have you with the same smile you have whilst out in Iraq once you too get more 'free' time to play online with more net access. Answers the question maybe of why theres so many divorces in the military and why the females out there treat you male soldiers like doormats...."Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" and also the one of 'why has my wife/g/friend gone to depressing me in 48hrs' and then the troops want our respect what a contradiction in terms!! I respect you decent troops and hopefully there are still those out there who stick by your wifes/g/friends through it all as they do you!!