With deployments and frequent relocations, military relationships can be put to the test. You've aced military life. Now can you bring that same strength and sense of adventure to your marriage?
If you have ever had an intimate experience with your partner that made you feel uncomfortable, afraid or that happened to you without your consent, you are not alone. The Department of Defense cares about the safety and well-being of everyone in the military community.
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.
Although everyone hopes for a happily-ever-after romance, all couples are bound to experience conflict from time to time. Military couples in particular have unique pressures that most civilians do not have to deal with. In fact, relationship issues are the top reason service members and their families seek non-medical counseling support through Military OneSource.
Geographic separations can be hard on military couples. But with planning and commitment, it is possible to stay in close touch while apart.
A strong relationship begins at home. Get resources and tips to reconnect with your spouse or partner every day to rekindle your connection.
Make your most important relationships even stronger. This new specialty consultation from Military One Source helps you deepen relationships with family, friends and others through an education-based consultation.
As a spouse of a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you may be experiencing a range of emotions. It is important to allow yourself to feel every emotion that surfaces and attend to your own needs.
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.
Every relationship could use help from time to time — and military life carries its own unique challenges. Whether you’re a military couple looking to reinvigorate your bond, rebuild connections or retool your relationship skills – we’re here to help and support through our services, resources and expert guidance.
If you are marrying a service member, congratulations. You are about to join an elite community of people who have committed to serve their country in a profound and meaningful way.