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.
Here are some ways to keep your relationship strong:
Build connections every day.
Simply talking and listening to your spouse is so important to a healthy relationship. Sharing feelings isn’t always easy, but it is the foundation for lasting love.
- Rekindle, Repair or Reset Your Relationship
- How to Successfully Communicate as a Couple
- How to Strengthen Your Relationship: 14 Ways
- Love Every Day (streaming YouTube is currently blocked from DOD networks)
- Strengthen Your Relationship
Access free, confidential marriage counseling if you need it.
Get a little extra help connecting or communicating. You can access free, confidential, non-medical counseling services through Military OneSource by calling 800-342-9647 (click here for overseas calling options) or via the Military and Family Life Counseling Program. Contact the program through your installation’s Military and Family Support Center.