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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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A stepmother can significantly impact her stepchildren’s lives. Understanding her role in the family is an important first step.

Family & Relationships News

Celebrate Mother’s Day
Celebrate Mother’s Day wherever you’re serving—at home or abroad.
TV commercials and your child’s health
Television commercials can influence what children want to eat. Help your kids “tune in” to healthy habits.
Clarifying consent with sexual partners
During Sexual Assault Prevention Month, become aware of what “consent” means in sexual relationships.
Eating with your kids matters
Children do better in many ways when they share meals with their families regularly. These benefits can last a lifetime.
Managing financial stress
Tax time doesn’t have to mean “stress” time. Manage your financial stress by changing the way you think.

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