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The Phases of Relationship Breakups

Going through a breakup? Most of us have at some point. It’s different for everyone, but there are some common phases most of us go through. Learn about the phases and get tips to power through.

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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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Building Healthy Relationships

Make your most important relationships even stronger. This specialty consultation from Military OneSource helps you deepen relationships with family, friends and others.

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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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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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Healthy Texting Habits in a Relationship

Text messaging is a convenient way to stay in touch as a couple, but can cause misunderstandings. Learn ways to develop healthy texting habits for a stronger 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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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.

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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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Social Media in Relationships: Making it Work

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.

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Tips for Healthy Conflict Resolution in a Relationship

A conversation can turn into an argument when one or both partners feel misunderstood or defensive. Be aware of how you’re feeling. That will help you keep emotions in check, so you can keep the conversation productive and on target.

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Relationship Support for Your Service Member

Although everyone hopes for a happily-ever-after romance, all couples are bound to experience conflict from time to time. Military couples in particular have unique pressures that most civilians do not have to deal with. In fact, relationship issues are the top reason service members and their families seek non-medical counseling support through Military OneSource.

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Getting Help for Relationship Sexual Abuse

If you have ever had an intimate experience with your partner that made you feel uncomfortable, afraid or that happened to you without your consent, you are not alone. The Department of Defense cares about the safety and well-being of everyone in the military community.

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Technology (Mis)Use and Your Relationship

Technology facilitates modern life, with nearly all of us relying on our cell phones, email and social media to communicate, stay connected, and talk with our spouses and partners. According to one study, 89% of service members own a smart phone, and over half report regular social media activity. Smartphones and other devices are the place where much of life happens, including where unhealthy relationship patterns can develop.

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Rekindle, Repair or Reset Your Relationship

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.

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In an Unhealthy Relationship? You Have Options

It’s never easy to end a relationship. But the decision is even harder and more complicated when your partner is hurting you either physically or emotionally.

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How to Strengthen Your Relationship: 14 Ways

Whether your marriage is strong, rocky or somewhere in between, the fact is many could stand to strengthen their relationship. A loving, resilient marriage is a source of personal happiness and family joy. A solid relationship also lets service members focus on their mission and daily duty requirements.

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Support Your Teen to Have Safe and Healthy Relationships

As a parent, you want your children to be safe, healthy and happy. And while forming relationships and developing romantic feelings for their peers is a natural part of growing up, relationship abuse is common, and can start early. One of the best ways to be a supportive parent is to know the facts from the start.