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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

FDA to examine adding caffeine to foods
The FDA is investigating the recent trend of caffeine added to many food products and its possible effect on children and adolescents.
Muscle in on your personal finances
Creating a monthly budget can help your wallet go from sickbay to the frontline.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Thanks from HPRC to the spouses who support our Warfighters!
Announcing the 2013 Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign
The Army’s yearly Strong B.A.N.D.S campaign, set to run in May, focuses on providing education and activities that support “Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination, and Strength.”
“Feeling Thermometer” for children
Children often have trouble expressing their feelings in words. The FOCUS program provides a tool to help them communicate how they feel.

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