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Life as a Male Military Spouse

As a male military spouse, you are part of a community that values you.

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Military Life for Spouses – The Essentials

When you marry a service member, you’ll likely find yourself taking on new roles, adapting to changing schedules, learning different ways of doing things and developing creative ways to compromise.

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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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The Military and Family Life Counseling Program

Need support for issues like preparing for a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse? The Military and Family Life Counseling Program assists service members, their families and survivors with flexible non-medical counseling when and where needed.

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Career Coaching for Military Spouses

Deciding on a career or finding a job isn’t easy when your family moves every few years. The military spouse in your life can get help through free career coaching from the Department of Defense.

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Connecting to the Community

Joining a community of military spouses gives you a place where you can ask questions, offer support and make life-long friends. Here are a few ideas on how to build your network of friends and fellow military spouses.

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MySTeP Supports Spouses Throughout Their Military Journey

The Department of Defense recognizes the role of the spouse in a smooth military transition, and has developed a new tool, called the Military Spouse Transition Program, designed to bolster your military spouse success at each step of the journey, from the beginning to the end of your family’s military experience.

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Military Spouses: Find Support From a Peer

Attention military spouses: Whether you’re new to the military community or a seasoned spouse, we can all find some solace in talking with a peer who has been there/done that.

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Spouse – Resources

As a spouse, you manage the unique challenges of military life. You may take on new roles. You adapt to new schedules. Let Department of Defense resources help you and your family thrive. The Military Family Readiness System You. …
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Spouse Education and Career Opportunities – The Essentials

Military spouses looking for a leg up in their career need to look no further than a Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, or SECO, counselor. These counselors can help at any stage of a spouse’s life, from finding the right school or connecting with employers to starting a business.

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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.

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What You Need to Know About Marrying Into the Military

If you are marrying a service member, congratulations. You are about to join an elite community of people who have committed to serve their country in a profound and meaningful way.

MC&FP Websites and Applications

Military OneSource – Military OneSource provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to service members and their families. In addition to. …
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Seven Signs You May Need Extra Help Transitioning to Civilian Life – And Where to Get It

Are you separating or retiring from the service in the near future? Are you actively transitioning to civilian life? With so many components of transition, you may feel like you could use some extra help. Maybe you’re looking for support to manage stress or logistics. Or perhaps you just need someone to give you that extra encouragement to set goals to get through your to-do list.

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Spouse – Benefits

Military life can be an exciting adventure for spouses as long as you’re prepared. Being prepared includes knowing your military spouse benefits – and where to find them – as you navigate your way through the military. …
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Military Spouse Support

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.

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Managing Your Career as a Military Spouse During a PCS

You’re beginning a new chapter of your military life. As a military spouse, a successful transition may include finding meaningful work at your new duty station. By tapping into your network of support and accessing a variety of programs and resources, you can continue to advance your career while building a new nest.

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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.