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Family & Relationships Resources

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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Enjoying the ordinary this holiday season
“Count your blessings” isn’t just a saying—it’s a good way to reduce stress and take your mind off the negatives in life. Take a look around for the things in your everyday life that you can be thankful for and take a moment to appreciate them.
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Family & Relationships News

Survival tips for couples during the holidays #2: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” are characteristics that when present in communicating can destroy relationship satisfaction over time.
Survival tips for couples during the holidays #1: Positive versus negative
Learn how many positive behaviors you need to make up for one negative behavior in your relationship with your partner.
Pick the battles you both can win
The majority of problems among couples actually are not solvable, but they can be dealt with through discussion.
Reconnecting with your teenager
Teenagers can sometimes have difficulty with a deployed parent's return.
Sibling support
Siblings play an important role in supporting service members.

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