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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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Transgender service members and veterans
DoD policy changes now enable transgender service members to openly serve. Training for commanders and other personnel in this policy’s implementation is underway. Learn more.
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Family & Relationships News

Group aggression and hazing
Some think group aggression and hazing are ways to improve team commitment, but these acts can be dangerous. Hazing also is punishable in the military. Learn more.
Stepmothers
A stepmother can significantly impact her stepchildren’s lives. Understanding her role in the family is an important first step.
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.
Military moms with postpartum depression
Military moms, like all moms, are at risk of postpartum depression after giving birth. Support and resources are available to help you cope.
Raise healthy eaters—Part 2: Age-specific tips
Part 2 of HPRC’s “healthy eater” series explores age-specific tips to get your kids to eat healthy.

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