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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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What makes an effective apology?
You messed up and now you’re trying to “make it right.” Learn how to apologize.
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Family & Relationships News

Military children with special needs
Learning that your child has exceptional needs can be overwhelming at first. Find resources and support to help you along the way.
Add years to your life with strong relationships
Good friends and family do more than make life worth living. These relationships also might help you live longer!
Empathy vs. sympathy: What’s the difference?
Trying to “solve” people’s emotional woes might not solve anything. Learn more about the differences between sympathy and empathy.
How breaking up can be good for you
To help you get over a breakup, try reflecting on the positive aspects of the split and then writing about it.
Sleep Awareness Week
Sleep Awareness Week is March 6-13! Take this week to learn how healthy sleep can improve safety and performance.

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