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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.

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

Dealing with frequent separations
Separations are a way of life for many military families. Learn some tips for how to navigate them better.
Help kids limit screen time
Helping kids meet the recommendations for less than 2 hours a day of screen time can be difficult. Learn some tips that can help.
Caring for your aging parents
The needs and health concerns of aging parents can be stressful, especially when you’re deployed abroad. Learn some tips to help you manage.
Be assertive
Assertive communication is often the best way to communicate. Aim for a mix of “directive” and “cooperative.”
Trapped by your thoughts?
The way we think often impacts what we do. This is particularly true in relationships.

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