Friends are an important part of life, particularly if you’re single. It’s more fun having folks to share the good (and bad) times with. You may have long-term friends from life before the military but due to distance and lifestyle changes they may not be as available. It’s important to find ways to connect to your new military “family” and the community where you live. Get started by networking – join clubs, attend events, ask for introductions. Perhaps you want to travel, attend classes or pick up a new hobby. There are plenty of opportunities wherever you’re located to make new friends, explore new activities and maybe even find that special someone. Use all available resources to stay in touch with old friends and make new acquaintances as you make the most of your military experience.

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The Phases of Relationship Breakups

Going through a breakup? Most of us have at some point. It’s different for everyone, but there are some common phases most of us go through. Learn about the phases and get tips to power through.

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Best Kept Secrets: Military Campgrounds at a Discount

The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program and Military OneSource offer cost-effective ways for military families to enjoy their time off. This includes the Best Kept Secrets: Joint Services Campgrounds and Facilities guide, which will connect you with recreational sites across the country.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation: Your Source for Affordable Fun

Military life has many demands, so you want to make the most of your free time.

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How to Cope With a Breakup

The end of a relationship can bring out many emotions. Learn ways to cope with a breakup and look toward the future.

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Common Relationship Challenges

Every couple is unique, but the challenges they face tend to be universal. A first step toward a healthy relationship is accepting that the road will not always be smooth. Recognizing those areas that need attention and knowing when to seek help will let you grow as a couple and forge a strong and enduring bond.

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Understanding Healthy Relationships

Every relationship has its strengths and weaknesses; however, some relationships are healthier than others. Addressing problems early in a relationship gives both partners opportunities to resolve issues and develop healthy habits that are important for a long-lasting and satisfying relationship.