Military Couples | Strong Relationships
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. But it’s worth the effort. A loving, resilient marriage is a source of personal happiness and family joy and a solid relationship also lets service members focus on their mission and daily duty requirements.
Maintaining Strong Relationships: Virtual Resources Available to Military Couples
These virtual resources offer relationship support for service members and their partners or spouses during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
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.
9 Tips for Keeping Your Relationship Strong and Healthy
Relationships are like military missions in that they require strategy, foresight and effort.
When You and Your Partner React Differently to COVID-19 Concerns — Tips for Communicating
If different reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak are causing tension in your relationship, these tips and resources from Military OneSource can help.
Reconnecting With Your Partner at Home
A strong relationship begins at home. Get resources and tips to reconnect with your spouse or partner every day to rekindle your connection.
Tips for Communicating in a Long-Distance Relationship
Geographic separations can be hard on military couples. But with planning and commitment, it is possible to stay in close touch while apart.
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.
Marriage Enrichment Programs
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?
Understanding Dating Violence
Dating is exciting — there's no doubt about it. And when you're new to it, it can be hard to recognize a good date or a good relationship versus an unhealthy one.
Strengthen Your Coping Skills With Building Healthy Relationships Resources
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has upended lives everywhere. Staying home and away from usual support systems can challenge even the strongest relationships.
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.
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.
How to Successfully Communicate as a Couple
For service members, a loving, resilient marriage is both a matter of personal happiness and family readiness.
Balancing Work and Life as Dual Military Couples
When you’re married to another service member, you both share the honor of proudly serving your country. Dealing with deployments and separation can be demanding, but learning techniques to balance work and life can help you and your spouse stay connected.