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Keeping Your Relationship Strong – The Essentials

Relationships take effort and attention, and that’s especially true of military relationships when frequent moves, long separations and additional stress are parts of the equation.

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Strong Bonds: Building Ready Families

Strong Bonds honors and supports service members and families in the Guard and reserve components by providing offsite family and marriage retreats to strengthen your relationships and help you and your family manage the pressures of deployments and reintegration – together.

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Deployment Planning: Your Relationship Checklist

Have a deployment in your future? This is where you and your partner team up for relationship resilience. Plan, trust, communicate—and be confident you’re ready to support your partner and keep your long-distance relationship strong.

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Managing Deployments and Separations – The Essentials

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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Building a Strong Relationship With Your Child’s School

Your child is in school about seven hours every weekday for the majority of the year. That’s a significant chunk of time. The best way to ensure that you know what’s going on is to build a relationship with your child’s school by keeping an. …
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How to Strengthen Your Relationship: 14 Ways

Whether your marriage is strong, rocky or somewhere in between, the fact is many could stand to strengthen their relationship. A loving, resilient marriage is a source of personal happiness and family joy. A solid relationship also lets service members focus on their mission and daily duty requirements.

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Getting Married in the Military – The Essentials

Making the decision to get married is one of the most significant choices of your life. Deciding to marry a service member can add an extra layer of complexity.

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Tips for Healthy Conflict Resolution in a Relationship

A conversation can turn into an argument when one or both partners feel misunderstood or defensive. Be aware of how you’re feeling. That will help you keep emotions in check, so you can keep the conversation productive and on target.

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Tips for Building Family Resilience

Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that increase your family’s health and well-being.

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Your Checklist: Questions to Ask Before Marriage

Thinking of marrying a service member? There are lots of great reasons to marry, and some reasons that may not be strong enough for a lifelong commitment. View the questions to ask.

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Ways to Secure More Parenting Wins

MilParent Power offers tools, tips and tactics to help keep children and families healthy, safe and strong.

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Relationship Support for Military Couples

Couples counseling and many other free and confidential resources are available to help you and your partner build a relationship that can thrive amid these and other challenges.