Managing Deployments and Separations

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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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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Staying Resilient While Your Partner is Deployed

A big part of staying strong while your partner is deployed is being positive. Staying positive can help make things a little easier on you and family members.

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What To Do When You Feel Disconnected From Your Partner

One of the rewards of being in a healthy relationship is the emotional fulfillment it brings. Sharing a deep connection with someone can make the hard times easier and the good times even better. But it’s not unusual to sometimes feel disconnected from your partner. Work or parenting stress, along with the challenges of military life, can cause couples to drift apart.

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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.

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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.

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