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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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Transgender service members and veterans
DoD policy changes now enable transgender service members to openly serve. Training for commanders and other personnel in this policy’s implementation is underway. Learn more.
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Family & Relationships News

Considering divorce?
Contemplating divorce can be stressful and confusing. We offer answers to some questions that might be on your mind.
Saluting fathers on Father’s Day
Learn how dads help their children become stronger, healthier, and more resilient.
“Bromances” and stress
What does the behavior of rats suggest about how “bromances” might help men under stress?
The “I” in team
What strengthens teams? What breaks them down? Find out how your mood and drive to dominate impacts your team’s stability and performance.
Moving in together? Talk finances.
It’s an exciting time when you’re ready to combine households with your significant other. Should you combine finances too? Learn how to start the “money talk.”

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