Obligatory not me but a friend. She and her partner had been together for over 10 years, he raised her son from a previous relationship as his own, and together they had 4 more kids. They married when she was heavily pregnant with their fourth. A few months after giving birth, she found out he cheated on her on the eve of their wedding, as well as she was in the hospital having the baby.
We got married before I got deployed for 7 months in Afghanistan. While I was away she got a new job, so I had never met any of her new work colleagues when I came back. It was a very difficult tour, my first and last, the one thing that kept me going was the idea that I had a wife and a new life at home. I only joined the forces because I was at a bit of a loss on what to do with myself and reasoned that at least I could do my minimal time as a medic, earn some money and once I decided what I wanted to actually do, leave (Dream job RS/Philosophy teacher)… anyway.