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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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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.

Family & Relationships News

Dealing with loved ones during the holidays
Learn how to make friends with your family this holiday season.
What’s so great about gratitude?
During the holiday season, we hear a lot about giving. Learn about the relationship and mind-body benefits from feeling and expressing gratitude.
More tips for combating loneliness
Learn some great strategies to combat loneliness and feel better connected with your community.
Get SMART about your 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!
The cure for loneliness: connect with one person
Loneliness can be very isolating. Learn one “tried and true” strategy for combating feelings of loneliness.

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