Helms School of Government
Primary Subject Area
Psychology, Behavioral; Psychology, Physiological; Psychology, Social
Marriage, Law Enforcement, Stress, Effects
Matthews, Richard T., "The Effects of Job Stress on Law Enforcement Marriages and Methods of Combating the Job Stress" (2011). Senior Honors Theses. 210.
The reality of how law enforcement stress affects individuals and marriages will be presented in light of its causes and dangers to officers, as well as how the stress affects officers’ marriages. The marital problems stemming from law enforcement stress can progress from producing less spousal interaction and communication issues, to presenting opportunities for infidelity, and eventually result in divorce. Before countering the impact of job stress upon marriage, officers must first deal with the stress individually. Marriages do not have to end as a result of job stress. By seeking family therapy and by relying on God, law enforcement marriages can be saved.