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Questions from the Field

Articles researched and written by HPRC on topics you asked about.

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Family routines
Like elite athletes, Warfighters use routine activities to help overcome the effects of uncontrollable surroundings. Routines can also help anchor a family subjected to the demands of military life.
Can physiologic stress-management training help at home?
The same skills that Warfighters learn to manage stress in combat situations can be used to control the body’s stress responses during relationship conflicts. Try using positive thoughts to stay calm the next time you find yourself in an argument.
Relationship conflict
Sooner or later, even the best relationship develops some conflicts. It’s normal. The key to surviving conflict in your relationships is in how you manage and resolve the conflicts.
Relationship optimization
“Human Performance Optimization” refers to the Warfighter’s family, too. Here are some practical ideas about how to enhance your family.
Relationships for performance optimization
The Warfighter’s family is a crucial support system, yet military families must face special demands and challenges. HPRC offers suggestions on how to keep these relationships healthy and strong.