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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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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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Family & Relationships News

For single Warfighters coming home
Coming home from deployment as a single Warfighter? Check out HPRC’s 10 Performance Strategies for easing back home.
Be a “Joy Multiplier,” not a “Joy Thief”
The way you respond to someone when they share good news can either enhance or detract from your relationship. Learn how to strengthen others with “Active Constructive Responding.”
Exercise for children and teens
Exercise is an important aspect of healthy child and teen development. Learn about guidelines and tips.
Total Force Fitness, HPRC, and your family
Learn tips for strengthening your family from a Total Force Fitness perspective from a recently released DoD Crisis Support Guide.
Tips for combating loneliness
Feeling isolated or alone isn’t a recipe for resilience. Learn ways to overcome isolation.

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