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Family & Relationships Resources

Frequently Asked Questions About Relationships

Get evidence-based answers to frequently asked questions about various aspects of family and other relationships.

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Relationship Enhancement

Strategies to enhance your relationships.

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Family Resilience

Positive family relationships have the power to help individuals overcome challenges and build resilience.

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Deployment Phases

In this section you'll find information grouped by phases of deployment: pre-deployment, deployment, reintegration, and post-deployment.

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Family Fitness

Warfighters have specific physical activity requirements based on their MOS, but spouses, children, parents, and other loved ones also have physical fitness requirements for their own individual and/or family missions.

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Family Relationship Toolkit

Family readiness groups, family advocacy programs, family support centers, key spouse groups, and others can find selected HPRC resources in one place to use in their work with military families.

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Sex, Sexuality, & Intimacy

Sex is a natural part of life and intimate relationships. Learn about the health benefits of sex, common sexual problems, how to spice up your sex life, and sex and intimacy in the military.

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Flexibility: One key to family resilience
Learn how to be more flexible in your relationships with loved ones.
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Family & Relationships News

Flexibility: One key to family resilience
Learn how to be more flexible in your relationships with loved ones.
Connect and communicate with eye contact
Look into my eyes! Eye contact plays an important role in starting your conversations and maintaining social connections.
Are cell phones ruining family time?
Using cell phones during family time can distract you from connecting with your loved ones. Learn more.
Military dads’ strengths and obstacles
As a Service Member, your military training and experiences likely influence your parenting role. Read about the strengths and vulnerabilities of being a military father.
Use assertive communication and be heard
Practice assertive communication in your relationships to express your opinions, convey respect, and be heard.

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