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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

Don’t just listen – show you are listening.
Some tips for "active" and "constructive" listening will improve your communication skills.
How are you at handling criticism?
Maybe you can dish it out, but can you take it?
Activities help kids during times of deployment
Children feel lots of different things while their parent is deployed. There are organizations that can help kids through physical activity, peer mentoring, and other social gatherings.
Still too fat to fight
Retired military leaders are taking a stand against childhood obesity as a matter of national security and military readiness.
Ready, set, play!
Childhood obesity is a fast-growing issue in the United States. Preventing it can be a fun family affair!

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