Danny gets his first Marriage WarningPosted: March 2, 2012
i was 22 years old and i was FINALLY living in Europe. i was in Sicily; bright eye’d and bushy tailed and ready to
pound some European vag grab life by the boot strap. i’d been in Sicily for just over a year, i had already circumvented the island with the local gf and had amazing sex on the agrigento ruins saw some amazing sites along the way. i was in heaven and having a blast. i had been to london, edinburgh, dublin, naples, florence, venice, and spain. life was fucking peachy.
i was at the bee-bar flirting with one of the girls and i was sitting close to a table with 3 women that were talking. i over heard one mention how she was just getting sick of her husband and the constant deployments (he was in an airwing) of navy life. one woman asked how long they’d been married for and the woman said 8 years. then i heard something that made my jaw drop. “well, you only need to tough it out for 2 more years.” the wife in question replied, “oh trust me, i know. i’ve worked for that retirement.”
the next time i was at work i asked my LT (he was a former HM that became a nurse) about what i heard and he explained it to me. apparently, if you get married to someone active duty, after 10 years of marriage she is entitled to HALF his retirement pay, and i think they get full medical coverage as well. STFU. i was fucking blown away. he told me, “whatever you do Danny, DO NOT get married until you’ve been in well over 10 years.” i’d like to say that this is a rare occurrence, but i’d be lying. i’ve heard COUNTLESS woman admit (not to me but while in conversation with other women….i DO listen ladies, trust me) that they weren’t leaving the hubby until she’d gotten past 10 years of marriage, then they were gonna dip. smh.
i heeded that warning and marriage never even entered my head as a possibility in my life until maybe 2-3 years ago (faintly, i might add)). i spoke with a retired E9 and he was forking over close to four grand a month to his ex-wife. or, as he put it, “i’m paying my ex-wife’s bf close to $4 grand a month to fuck her.” unreal.
not i said Dan, not i. i WILL be keeping my entire $2,000 a month retirement.