Military Life for Spouses

When you marry into the military family, you’ll likely find yourself taking on new roles, adapting to changing schedules, learning different ways of doing things and developing creative ways to compromise. The adjustments become much easier if you have the right information and helpful resources at your fingertips.

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US Immigration Rules for Military Family Members

The U.S. government extends certain immigration benefits to close family of service members. Learn about these provisions and whether you might qualify.

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Your Service Member’s Well-Being: Mental Health Services for the Military

A range of mental health services are available to service members through the Department of Defense.

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Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress and Grief
Everybody has periods of difficulty, when stress and grief build up and make everything seem harder. Caring about someone in the military can add another layer of stress and grief. You may be concerned about your service member’s health and safety ...
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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. 

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Military Separation: What to Expect When Your Service Member Transitions to Civilian Life
Your service member’s military career is winding down and civilian life awaits. As with all endings and new beginnings, this next stage may bring a mix of sadness, optimism, unease and excitement.Learning what to expect during military separati...
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