Marriage counselors and divorce attorneys who work with CIA couples say some relationships are undone by accusations of affairs or discoveries of hidden bank accounts. But nearly all are damaged by the unanswered questions about a CIA spouse’s work.
Marriage counselor Elizabeth Sloan, photographed in her McLean office near the CIA, has seen more than 75 couples that included an agency employee. ”Some of the CIA officers say to their spouses, ‘You knew what this was going to be about when I signed up for the job. Why are you complaining now?’ ” Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post Buy Photo