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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.

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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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Explaining “transgender” to your kids
What does it mean to be “transgender” or “gender non-conforming”? Learn more about these terms in case your kids have questions.
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Family & Relationships News

Confident moms are happier
Can moms really do it all? Learn how feeling confident at work and home leads to greater happiness.
Navigate a hostile work environment
A hostile work environment can impact your ability to perform your job. Learn how to resolve this challenging situation.
Speak nicely to your kids
Using harsh words to discipline your kids might hurt more than you think. Learn how to keep their behavior in check. Remember, you’re all they’ve got.
Turning mealtime into “family time”
After a long workday, you might consider forgoing a family meal. Instead, combine plan-ahead tips with simple time-saving recipes. Add your loved ones to the mix and enjoy!
Celebrate Mother’s Day
Celebrate Mother’s Day wherever you’re serving—at home or abroad.

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