Managing Deployments & 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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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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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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10 Tips for Keeping a Relationship Strong During Deployment and Separation

Whether this is the first time or the 20th time that your spouse has been called to active duty, relationships change when a spouse serves away from home.

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Spouses and Partners: Loving Someone in the Military

National Guard spouses and partners play an important role in the health and well-being of their service member. Whether it’s maintaining a household or providing emotional support, being a partner to a service member may present greater challenges as well as greater opportunities to be close to one another.

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Managing Your Emotions When Your Spouse Is Deployed

Having your spouse deployed can bring up a wide range of emotions, starting when you first learn about the deployment and continuing until well after your spouse has returned home.

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