Every relationship could use help from time to time — and military life carries its own unique challenges. Whether you’re a military couple looking to reinvigorate your bond, rebuild connections or retool your relationship skills – we’re here to help and support through our services, resources and expert guidance.
Suicide is a serious concern in the military community. If you are in crisis, or you know someone who is, there are immediate resources available to support you or your loved ones. The Military Crisis Line connects those in need to a trained counselor with a single phone call or click of a mouse. This confidential, immediate help is available 24/7 at no cost to active-duty, Guard and reserve members, their families and friends. Contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.
Couples counseling can help you and your partner stay steady through life’s challenges, big and small.
Military OneSource Building Healthy Relationships is designed to help you make your most important relationships even stronger. This free education-based consultation offers a series of personalized coaching sessions to help you set goals and strengthen your bonds with a partner, child, family member or others.
We know that life in the National Guard can get busy. But don’t let that be the reason you don’t submit your Civilian Employer Information to the Department of Defense. Based on the information you submit annually, defense officials will know whom they can call to active duty without putting civilian jobs at risk.
As parents, we want to be good role models for our children. When word of a deployment comes, you’ll get a chance to show your kids what it takes to be a good guardian of your family.
Learn about four common conflict styles in a relationship and how to overcome them. Delve deeper by watching the five-part Relationship Real Talk video series.
OurRelationship is a free, flexible online tool to help military couples strengthen and improve their relationship.
The Defense Department’s inaugural Relationship Wellness Summit is over, but it’s not too late to learn about strengthening connections, rekindling your bond and building relationship skills. Access the summit sessions and get started today!
As a male military spouse, you are part of a community that values you.
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.
Geographic separations can be hard on military couples. But with planning and commitment, it is possible to stay in close touch while apart.
The life of a military spouse is unique. Learn about the ways spouses contribute to the military community.
Social media can bring people together, but it can also cause friction in relationships. Learn ways to get on the same page as a couple with social media use.
A strong relationship begins at home. Get resources and tips to reconnect with your spouse or partner every day to rekindle your connection.