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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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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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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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During Deployment – The Essentials

Every deployment is different and may require new skills and coping strategies. Learn more about resources to help you recognize and manage stress, stay connected to loved ones, handle finances and vote when you are deployed. Manage your. …
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Balancing Work and Life as Dual Military Couples

When you’re married to another service member, you both share the honor of proudly serving your country. Dealing with deployments and separation can be demanding, but learning techniques to balance work and life can help you and your spouse stay connected.
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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.

Four Steps to Put Your Financial House in Order

During deployment, you may be eligible for military pay entitlements, like family separation allowance or combat pay. This is an ideal time to save money or pay off debt. Here are steps to reach your financial goals.
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Office of Special Needs EFMP podcast series season two

Join us for Season 2 of the EFMP podcast series, where our subject matter experts discuss topics of interest and share resources, ideas and connections for military families with special needs members. Created by the Office of Special Needs,. …
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Your Deployment Plan for Staying Fiscally Fit

Deployment can impact a household budget. Your pay could change, or you could incur some unexpected expenses. With the right information and a little extra effort, you can stay fiscally fit during deployment and stay in command of your household budget. Follow these tips to achieve financial stability and health even while you’re gone.

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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.

Guides and Toolkits

The following management tools are available for download and printing by children and youth program service providers to help conduct and promote their programs. Upgrades for Acrobat Reader software are available at no charge at. …
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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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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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Welcome to Military Life: Support Resources for Military Families

If you’ve recently married into the military, or you or your spouse has just joined, you may be feeling both nervous and excited about the future. During the adjustment period, spouses take on new roles, adapt to new schedules and learn new ways of handling many of life’s obstacles.

Confidential Non-medical Counseling Provides Support

Everyone struggles at one time or another to cope with the pressures of life. For military families, those pressures may be complicated by frequent moves, deployments and separations from loved ones. The Department of Defense makes free, confidential non-medical counseling available to service members and their families to work on issues.

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Non-medical Counseling – Resources

Military life requires strength, resilience and resourcefulness – and just about everyone, service members and family members alike, could use a little support from time to time to stay emotionally healthy and at your best. With. …