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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.

Relationship Enhancement

Strategies to enhance your relationships.

Family Resilience

Positive family relationships have the power to help individuals overcome challenges and build resilience.

Deployment Phases

In this section you'll find information grouped by phases of deployment: pre-deployment, deployment, reintegration, and post-deployment.

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.

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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Couples communication 101
It’s easy to get off track in communicating with your partner. To stay on course, be aware of these common pitfalls and actively work on communicating well.

Family & Relationships News

Tips for combating loneliness
Feeling isolated or alone isn’t a recipe for resilience. Learn ways to overcome isolation.
Capitalizing on good news
Learn how “capitalizing” on good news can help build stronger relationships.
Criticism—Can you take it?
Being on the receiving end of criticism can be difficult, try some of these tips to make it easier.
Get to know HPRC better
Learn about all the areas HPRC covers and what “human performance optimization” is.
An app for building military family resilience
Learn about the new FOCUS app for building family resilience.

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