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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.


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Couples communication 101
It’s easy to get off track in communicating with your partner. To stay on course, be aware of these common pitfalls and actively work on communicating well.

Family & Relationships News

Money issues: Bad for you and your family
Money issues can be stressful for you and your family. Learn some strategies for strengthening your financial fitness as a family.
Unchecked anger – take a few tips from HPRC
Anger’s a normal emotion, but unchecked anger can wreak havoc. Here are some tips for how to manage your anger effectively.
Brush up on your relationship skills
Learn three key relationship skills highlighted in HPRC’s downloadable cards.
How good are you at setting SMART goals?
Setting goals that you will actually accomplish can be easier said than done. Check out HPRC’s goal-setting worksheet to learn a formula for success!
Make some new “friends with benefits”
Heard the term “friends with benefits”? There’s more than one kind!

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