'The loss of confidence and self-esteem and the loss in earnings reported by some partners had a negative impact on their relationship with their Serving partner, resulting in high levels of stress within the family:

“The impact this has had on me, my relationship with my husband, my relationship with friends and family and the toll on my mental health has been devastating. Lack of employment opportunities for me will be the reason my husband leaves the Army. We have regularly lived on one income and I am at the very bottom of the employment ladder...it is thoroughly depressing and demoralising.”

(Army non-serving partner)'


Living in our Shoes

Report of a review commissioned by the Ministry of Defence | June 2020