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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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Family & Relationships News

Keep the happy in holidays: Celebrate your friends and family
Celebrate your friends and family this holiday season by showing them you appreciate them.
Keep the happy in holidays: Practice acceptance
Accepting the things that invade your thoughts when you can’t avoid them or control them can help you keep happy this holiday season.
Keep the happy in holidays: Be aware of depression in those around you
If you or a loved one is feeling less than joyful this holiday season, reach out and get help.
Keep the happy in holidays: Cope with loss
Keeping the happy in the holidays this year can be hard when you are coping with the loss—or distance—of a loved one. Learn ways to help cope this holiday season.
Keep the happy in the holidays: Focus on the positive
Another tip in this holiday season’s quest for happiness: Learn to be optimistic by focusing on the opportunities and possibilities in life.

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