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Recovering From a Breakup


Moving on after a relationship ends can be difficult, but it’s not something you have to do alone. As a service member, you have access to resources and support that can help you recover from a breakup and reclaim your best self.

Connect with a non-medical counselor

Talking to someone can be a big help after a breakup.

Free and confidential non-medical counseling is available on your installation through the Military and Family Life Counseling Program, and through Military OneSource in person, by phone, secure video and secure online chat.

Military OneSource also offers education-based specialty consultations that focus on relationships.

Know What to Expect

Learn about the stages of a breakup and get tips on how to take care of yourself.

Take care of yourself

A breakup can seriously affect a person’s well-being. It’s easiest to fall into harmful habits during tough times. Watch for signs of trouble so you can reach for healthier choices instead. The Defense Department offers tools, resources and services to help you focus on your physical and emotional well-being.


Look ahead

A breakup marks the end of a relationship, but it also signals a new beginning. These resources will help you chart a new path forward.

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Learn from your former relationship and embrace the opportunities ahead.

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Free health and wellness coaching can help you reinvest in yourself. Your coach will partner with you in identifying your strengths and using them to create your own solutions.

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Tap into resources for reinforcing your relationships with friends, family and coworkers.

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