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For Couples

Couples in the military have to deal with additional sources of stress. These resources offer ideas for how to enhance your relationship so it can grow stronger despite any obstacle.
Military Deployment Guide – Communicating During Deployment
This deployment guide from the DoD discusses the importance of communication when one member of the couple is deployed (pages 131-135). It covers the advantages and disadvantages of various methods to communicate during deployment, including letters, e-mail, phone calls, care packages, audio/videotapes, and telegrams.
Marriage Values
The Commander Navy Installation Command (CNIC) offers tips to enhance your relationship as a military couple. Information on what to discuss and talk through and tips for enhancing your relationship are provided.