Introduction: Rationale and Purpose
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A staff sergeant (SSgt), John, and his wife, Paula, are self-referred for counseling for acute marital distress following John’s return from his second tour in Iraq. The SSgt has ﬁled for divorce. The couple have been married for 10 years and have two children. Before he joined the service, they had struggled with marital issues around how she spent money and the amount and frequency of his drinking. This conﬂict had abated until after his ﬁrst deployment and has now escalated over the past three years, getting worse after his second tour in Iraq. They separated brieﬂy after his ﬁrst deployment following an argument that became physically aggressive on both their parts, but they later reconciled.