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Relationship Tool Helps You Love Every Day

A long-term, loving relationship is more than enjoyable, it gives you emotional support and strength during life’s hard times. Whether you’re dating or have been married for years, it’s important to nurture and grow your relationship.

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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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10 Outdoor Games Your Children Will Love

Kids love playing outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you have to go to the park every day. Here are 10 outdoor activities that can help your children burn off energy, learn basic skills and have a good time.

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Moving After the Death of Your Loved One

Moving after the death of a loved one can be an important step toward creating your new normal. However, it can be emotionally exhausting.

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Grief and Loss of a Loved One, The Days Ahead

Grief is a natural response when a loved one dies. How you grieve depends on your personality, your life experiences, the nature of your loss and your coping style.

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Finding Support After the Death of a Loved One

After the death of a loved one, you may experience a wide range of emotions. That is natural. Finding your new normal after the death of a loved one is not the same for everyone.

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Keeping Occupied During Your Loved One’s Deployment

It’s not unusual to have emotional ups and downs during a loved one’s deployment. Tend to your well-being and plan for your service member’s return with these suggestions

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National Guard Kids are Heroes, Too

National Guard kids deserve as much care and support as service members do. Military children face unique challenges from other children.

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Making the Final Move

Whether you are hesitant or ready to move after the death of you loved one, it is helpful to understand the housing options and moving benefits available to survivors – as well as some practical steps to take – that may assist your move when the day comes.

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Tools and Tips for Navigating the Holidays as a Survivor

The holidays can be an especially difficult time for survivors, but there are things you can do and resources available to help you manage your grief and rediscover your joy for the season.

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Helping You and Your Family Survive a Death by Suicide

Surviving the suicide of a loved one is different than a natural death and can be especially traumatic. It is common for survivors to feel that they didn’t do enough to save their loved one, creating feelings of what is called survivor guilt.

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Understanding the Role of the Casualty Assistance Officer

In its effort to ensure that military families have support in their time of need when a service member is declared deceased, whereabouts unknown or missing, the Department of Defense’s Casualty Assistance Program assigns a dedicated casualty assistance officer to advise and assist the primary next of kin.

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Elder Care Support Programs

In your role as guardian to an aging loved one, you may have heard about two programs that can reduce healthcare costs and stabilize an aging parent – The Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance benefit and Medicaid waiver programs.

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How To Deal With Stress as a Caregiver

It’s hard to avoid stress when you’re caring for a loved one with a serious injury or an ongoing wound or illness. Caregiving is an important job that can be extremely demanding.

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Foster Parenting and Military Adoption

Military families who adopt or foster provide loving homes to children who need them. Learning about adopting or fostering while in the military will help you support your loved ones as they go through the process.

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Family Wellness: Strengthen Your Family Ties

The first support community we join as human beings is our family unit. Service members thrive best with support from their families, and families in turn cope better with their service member’s active participation in helping the family stay strong in the face of unique challenges they face as part of the National Guard community.