Essentials

Keeping Your Relationship Strong – The Essentials

Relationships take effort and attention, and that’s especially true of military relationships when frequent moves, long separations and additional stress are parts of the equation.

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Strong Bonds: Building Ready Families

Strong Bonds honors and supports service members and families in the Guard and reserve components by providing offsite family and marriage retreats to strengthen your relationships and help you and your family manage the pressures of deployments and reintegration – together.

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Deployment Planning: Your Relationship Checklist

Have a deployment in your future? This is where you and your partner team up for relationship resilience. Plan, trust, communicate—and be confident you're ready to support your partner and keep your long-distance relationship strong.
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Building a Strong Relationship With Your Child’s School

Your child is in school about seven hours every weekday for the majority of the year. That’s a significant chunk of time. The best way to ensure that you know what’s going on is to build a relationship with your child’s school by keeping an. …

Building Healthy Relationships – The Essentials

Military OneSource Building Healthy Relationships is designed to help you make your most important relationships even stronger. This free education-based consultation offers a series of personalized coaching sessions to help you set goals and strengthen your bonds with a partner, child, family member or others.

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How to Strengthen Your Relationship: 14 Ways

Whether your marriage is strong, rocky or somewhere in between, the fact is many could stand to strengthen their relationship. A loving, resilient marriage is a source of personal happiness and family joy. A solid relationship also lets service members focus on their mission and daily duty requirements.

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MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.

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Your Checklist: Questions to Ask Before Marriage

Thinking of marrying a service member? There are lots of great reasons to marry, and some reasons that may not be strong enough for a lifelong commitment. View the questions to ask.

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Relationship Support for Military Couples

Couples counseling and many other free and confidential resources are available to help you and your partner build a relationship that can thrive amid these and other challenges.

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Common Relationship Challenges

Every couple is unique, but the challenges they face tend to be universal. A first step toward a healthy relationship is accepting that the road will not always be smooth. Recognizing those areas that need attention and knowing when to seek help will let you grow as a couple and forge a strong and enduring bond.

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Managing Deployments and Separations – The Essentials

Deployment and separations can be tough on relationships – there’s no way around that. But you and your partner can take steps to prevent or minimize the strain and grow together through these times apart.

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Ways to Secure More Parenting Wins

MilParent Power offers tools, tips and tactics to help keep children and families healthy, safe and strong.

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During Deployment – The Essentials

Every deployment is different and may require new skills and coping strategies. Learn how to recognize and manage stress, stay connected to loved ones, manage your finances and vote when you are deployed. Manage your stress Some. …