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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Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress and Grief
This past year has been a difficult one for many, with the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it has brought. Caring about someone in the military can add another layer of stress and grief. You may be concerned about your service memb...
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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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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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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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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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