Essentials

Relationship Challenges and Divorce – The Essentials

Whether you’re trying to keep your relationship together through a trying time, or you’ve decided that ending your marriage is the best path forward, the road ahead may seem uncertain. As you move forward, remember that your decisions now may have a lasting effect on you and your family.

Marriage and Couples

Military leaders and service providers can use these resources from the Military and Family Life Counseling Program to help support a service member’s relationship or marriage.

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Managing the Divorce Process

Divorce and its legal issues can be challenging. You can ease some of the stress, time and costs by understanding what you need to consider as you go through the legal process.

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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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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.

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Sesame Workshop and Month of the Military Child 2022

This podcast discusses Sesame Street for Military Families and the resources, tools and strategies available to help military families build every day resilience and stay strong in mind and body.
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Common Relationship Challenges

Every couple is unique, but the challenges they face tend to be universal. A first step toward a healthy relationship is accepting that the road will not always be smooth. Recognizing those areas that need attention and knowing when to seek help will let you grow as a couple and forge a strong and enduring bond.

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Understanding Healthy Relationships

Every relationship has its strengths and weaknesses; however, some relationships are healthier than others. Addressing problems early in a relationship gives both partners opportunities to resolve issues and develop healthy habits that are important for a long-lasting and satisfying relationship.

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Tips to Improve Communication in a Relationship

Effective communication is a top challenge couples face. Fortunately, communication in a relationship is a skill that can be learned and one that grows stronger with practice.

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What To Do When You Feel Disconnected From Your Partner

One of the rewards of being in a healthy relationship is the emotional fulfillment it brings. Sharing a deep connection with someone can make the hard times easier and the good times even better. But it’s not unusual to sometimes feel disconnected from your partner. Work or parenting stress, along with the challenges of military life, can cause couples to drift apart.

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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.