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12-16-2003, 04:33
I know of just a few out of a couple of hundred for-hire pilots who have married and stayed married. Most have two, three, or more fractured families in their wake turbulence. Does this just seem to be something happening around my circle, or have the rest of you noticed something similar? Naturally, divorce is quite common in all segments of society, so maybe pilots are the same as everyone else? It just seems more so.

12-16-2003, 08:51
Quote me on this:

"If your first wife is not a flight attendent, your second one will be."

Texas T
12-16-2003, 19:42
Originally posted by glocknsail
"If your first wife is not a flight attendent, your second one will be." The guy across the street from me was Naval Reserve and a FE on DC-10's for Continental... married to a VERY fine looking lady that just happened to be a former flight attendant for Continental. ;f


M2 Carbine
12-17-2003, 21:57
Many flying jobs require pilots to be away from home a lot.
I think sometimes this is blamed for a lot of the breakups and no doubt it helps, but other professions are worse even without the separation.
I think law enforcement is one of the worse.

It's almost unusual for people to stay married and has been like that as long as I can remember.

When I was young I saw it so much that I made up my mind it wasn't going to happen to me. I didn't get married until I was 26, in flight school.

Then to, you have to be REALLY, I mean REALLY lucky to find a person that you can like and respect and enjoy the rest of your life.
Your partner must be just as lucky.:)