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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.

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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Family & Relationships News

Kindness always wins
Supporting others with a thoughtful word or act has numerous benefits. Learn how to create “win-wins” in your relationships.
Especially for military parents
Being a parent is a tough job, but military parents have extra challenges. There’s a website that can help.
Valentine’s Day rewards
“Candy is dandy, but...” try these ways to reward your loved one even more this Valentine’s Day.
Shifting from service family to civilian family
Transitioning from active duty to veteran status involves change. Learn how your entire family can weather these changes well.
First comes love, then comes remarriage
Remarriage is an exciting time that brings lots of changes. Learn some tips to help ease this transition.

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