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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.

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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Adult-sibling relationships
Sibling relationships are bound to change over time, especially during adulthood. A supportive relationship with your brother or sister is good for your emotional health. Learn more.

Family & Relationships News

Family relationships affect your child’s sleep
Family interactions can impact your children’s sleep. Learn about what kinds of interactions to avoid.
You, your baby, and iodine
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you might not be getting enough iodine to meet your needs (and your baby’s). Learn more about the role of iodine and how much you should be taking.
How to reconnect with your child after deployment
When you return from deployment, keep in mind your child’s current developmental needs and use these tips to help you reconnect.
Assert yourself and be heard
Assertive communication is neither aggressive nor passive. It is both directive and cooperative.
Communicate better by listening better
Amp up your communication skills. Improve the other half of the conversation with “active listening.”

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