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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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A stepmother can significantly impact her stepchildren’s lives. Understanding her role in the family is an important first step.

Family & Relationships News

Create meaning out of your experiences
Creating a shared understanding of challenging experiences is an important resilience-building skill for families.
A 30-day challenge for families!
Challenge your family to 30 days of relationship strengthening activities with FOCUS’s calendar of activities.
“STOP” what you’re doing and read this…
Learn a quick “STOP” technique to help you make better decisions under pressure.
Stress: Learn to deal with it together
When dealing with stress, manage the source of the stress as well as the stressful feelings.
Staggering stats about teens and stress
Teens are stressed out, and families dealing with deployments can face extra stress. Learn more and pick up some practical tips.

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