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Free, Confidential Face-to-Face Non-medical Counseling

Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.

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Domestic Abuse: Military Reporting Options

Deciding whether to report domestic abuse can be difficult. Victims of domestic abuse may feel confused, alone or afraid to get help. If your partner is abusive, knowing your reporting options may help you decide what’s best for you and your family.

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How to Help Service-Connected Victims of Domestic Abuse

No one ever deserves to be abused. Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse — a friend, relative, neighbor or co-worker. Once you understand domestic abuse, you can support victims safely, confidentially and at their own pace.

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The Family Advocacy Program

The Defense Department supports those affected by child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, or problematic sexual behavior in children and youth through the Family Advocacy Program.

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10 Tips for Safe Internet Browsing

Technology abuse — when one partner seeks to control how the other accesses or uses technology and the internet — is a common form of domestic abuse. This article shares 10 tips for safe and smart browsing based on best practices recommended for everyone’s cybersecurity.

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Recognizing Unhealthy Relationship Behaviors

Most relationships consist of a mixture of healthy and unhealthy behaviors. No relationship is perfect, but it’s important to recognize the warning signs of unhealthy behaviors.

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How to Document Technology Misuse by Your Partner

Does your partner use technology to keep tabs on you? Perhaps even harass or intimidate you? That’s the misuse of technology to abuse, sometimes called digital abuse. If you or someone you know is dealing with digital abuse, it can be useful to know how to document this behavior.

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Technology (Mis)Use and Your Relationship

Technology facilitates modern life, with nearly all of us relying on our cell phones, email and social media to communicate, stay connected, and talk with our spouses and partners. According to one study, 89% of service members own a smart phone, and over half report regular social media activity. Smartphones and other devices are the place where much of life happens, including where unhealthy relationship patterns can develop.

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In an Unhealthy Relationship? You Have Options

It’s never easy to end a relationship. But the decision is even harder and more complicated when your partner is hurting you either physically or emotionally.

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Service Provider Toolkit — Family Advocacy Program

Service providers are in a unique position to educate military families on preventing abuse and helping victims when needed. This toolkit contains resources to assist in that mission.

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Getting Help for Relationship Sexual Abuse

If you have ever had an intimate experience with your partner that made you feel uncomfortable, afraid or that happened to you without your consent, you are not alone. The Department of Defense cares about the safety and well-being of everyone in the military community.

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Top 4 Tips for Cellphone Safety

Our cellphones hold a lot of personal information about us. Here are four tips that technology safety experts recommend for you to keep your device safe and secure.

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Understanding Jealousy, Preserving Trust

How you and your partner deal with jealousy is crucial to maintaining trust and avoiding more serious problems.

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Navigating Relationship Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic can put added stress on relationships for some couples. Learn more about how to handle challenges in relationships, practice self-care – and how to protect yourself and find support to stay safe, if necessary.