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Marriages and relationships are a work in progress. Maintaining a good relationship or enhancing one requires work — or play. Military OneSource can provide you with ideas and connect you with resources, whether you and your partner want to get away, find a new pursuit locally or need a helping hand.

Identify your goals and boost your relationships

Military OneSource Building Healthy Relationships consultations can help deepen relationships with significant others, children, extended family and friends through education-based sessions. This series of personalized consultations is tailored to help you set goals and strengthen your communication skills and can include both or one partner.

Since this consultation is available by phone and video, you can get started anytime. Call 800-342-9647 or start a live chat to schedule an appointment with a Building Healthy Relationships consultant. OCONUS/International? Click here for calling options.

Check out the free resources and training courses available from the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center. Learn ways to improve communication, handle conflict and more.

You can also meet your relationship goals using tools and resources to help rekindle, repair or reset your relationship.

Strengthen your marriage with fun-filled resources and getaways

Your Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program offers lots of ways to relax, have fun and connect with each other. In addition to financial deals and benefits, the program also is a great resource to connect you to fitness, aquatics and sports programs, or bowling, golfing, riding or special-interest recreation programs and area resources.

You can also discover what’s beyond your community by visiting the DOD MWR Libraries. It’s a free, online resource for service members and their families. You’ll find e-Books and audiobooks on many topics, as well as databases and reference manuals that can help you learn a new skill, keep kids engaged and serve as a homework source, or prepare you to land your next job.

Need to get away?

Your service branch offers service members and families ways to connect on cool places to stay. Take a look at all of your exciting options:

Struggling family members: If your children or your family are struggling, you’re not alone. There is a lot you can do to build your family’s resilience. In its publication, “The Road to Resilience,” the American Psychological Association recommends 10 ways to become more resilient when dealing with stress or adversity.

Resilience training and support: FOCUS, or Families OverComing Under Stress, offers support for couples and parents. FOCUS builds on each relationship’s current strengths and teaches new strategies that support resilience. During FOCUS, couples practice perspective-taking and become closer by developing a shared understanding of their experience. FOCUS services are available through the virtual TeleFOCUS program, allowing couples to meet with a FOCUS Provider using video teleconference.

Use the resources and tools that your installation and Military OneSource make available to fortify your relationships. Call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 if you have questions about resources. We are here for you 24/7. OCONUS/International? Click here for calling options.

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