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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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Forgiveness: A gift to you and yours
All relationships come with challenges. Forgiveness can be a gift to yourself, your spouse, and even your children.

Family & Relationships News

A veggie-hater’s guide to good eating
Hate veggies? Here are some tips for easy ways to work vegetables into your diet.
New DoD publication kicks off Suicide Prevention Month
Check out “Supporting Military Families in Crisis: A Guide to Help You Prevent Suicide,” just released by the Department of Defense.
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.

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