In 2014, Montgomery County recorded 520 divorces where the couple did not have children and 610 divorces where the couple did have children.
The 2014 statistics do not include statistics from December, but according to Circuit Court officials, they appear to be steady.
Wesley Ann said she wouldn't change a thing if she had to do it over.
She said she would still marry young."I don't think marriage gets easier when you're older, you just face different life problems," said Wesley Ann.“Sometimes the needs of the military come first.
The biggest issue young couples have in the military is adjusting to expectations and ideals, according to Hurley."After you get married, there's an adjustment of expectations or what it means to be married," said Hurley.
"The spouse has to go through these adjustments where the soldier's commitment is 24/7."Hurley said the spouse needs to understand and adapt to the uncertainty of the soldier being able to drop everything or leave the job when the spouse needs them."Sometimes the needs of the military come first," Hurley said.
Hurley has spent his life dedicated to the military.
The soldiers have to balance the reality of the mission with the priority of marriage.”Adding science to the mix, Dr. "It's in human nature, but it's more so for the military. They want children to carry on their legacy because there's this uncertainty of coming back."Hurley said after this need, there are varying reasons for marrying young in the military ranging from economic gain, security and love.
The military forces people to grow up fast – especially when it comes to marriage.
That's what military wife Wesley Ann Wade said when talking about marrying young in the military.
"I think marriage gives them a feeling of stability.
Soldiers' lives are constantly in danger and a lot of them have lost friends at such a young age, so a lot of them live for the present.