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Frequently Asked Questions About Relationships

Get evidence-based answers to frequently asked questions about various aspects of family and other relationships.

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Relationship Enhancement

Strategies to enhance your relationships.

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Family Resilience

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

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Deployment Phases

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

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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.

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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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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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Lullabies help soothe baby and “new parent” stress
There’s great joy in becoming a new parent. To ease the stress during this transition and forge a bond with your little one, try singing to your baby.
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Family & Relationships News

Keep the happy in holidays: Be aware of depression in those around you
If you or a loved one is feeling less than joyful this holiday season, reach out and get help.
Keep the happy in the holidays: Focus on the positive
Another tip in this holiday season’s quest for happiness: Learn to be optimistic by focusing on the opportunities and possibilities in life.
Keep the happy in holidays: Check your money assumptions
Keep the happy in the holidays this year by examining the assumptions you have about money and the holidays. This tip will help you learn to re-evaluate your thinking.
Intimacy after an injury
Combat injuries such as PTSD and TBI can impact your ability and interest to be sexual with your partner. Two fact sheets provide more information and suggestions.
Having the same conversation over and over?
Going over the same things again and again in your relationship—with no new results? Learn how to break that cycle.

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