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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.

Relationship Enhancement

Strategies to enhance your relationships.

Family Resilience

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

Deployment Phases

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

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.

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.

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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Adult-sibling relationships
Sibling relationships are bound to change over time, especially during adulthood. A supportive relationship with your brother or sister is good for your emotional health. Learn more.

Family & Relationships News

What is “Total Force Fitness”?
Do you know what “Total Force Fitness” is? It’s a Department of Defense model for building and maintaining health, wellness, and resilience.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother’s Day from HPRC!
Appreciate your spouse this month...and always
Write a “gratitude letter” this month to show your spouse you appreciate all he or she does.
How am I doing? Ask my computer…
Technology can help us be more aware of how we think and even how we feel. It is all still evolving, but these advances are promising for optimal Warfighter training and health.
Create meaning out of your experiences
Creating a shared understanding of challenging experiences is an important resilience-building skill for families.

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