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.

Article

Marriage Enrichment Programs

With deployments and frequent relocations, military relationships can be put to the test. You’ve aced military life. Now can you bring that same strength and sense of adventure to your marriage?

Mission-Based Marriages

You have a vision and plan for success in your military life; it’s time to apply that same perspective to your marriage. Join us for a discussion on key ingredients of a mission-based marriage, protecting your marriage from mission threats. …
Webinar

Creating a Healthy Marriage

The wedding is over and now the (fun!) work begins. Join us for a discussion on ignoring the myths of marriage, overcoming conflict and how to create a happy, healthy marriage.. …
Article

Make Your Marriage Stronger

Marriages require maintenance and good communication to keep them healthy and strong. Still, sometimes your hard work isn’t enough. You may need the perspective and insight of a professional to guide you towards a solution.

Article

Your Checklist: Questions to Ask Before Marriage

Thinking of marrying a service member? There are lots of great reasons to marry, and some reasons that may not be strong enough for a lifelong commitment. View the questions to ask.

Essentials

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.

Article

Military Couples: When Both Spouses Are Service Members

Families where both spouses are service members have a unique challenge. While the dual-military life is rewarding, time apart can strain communication. Learn techniques to help you balance work and family life so that your relationship thrives. Develop strategies for dealing with stress and sacrifice so that your marriage is strengthened by your and your spouse’s service to the country.

Article

Strong Bonds: Building Ready Families

Strong Bonds honors and supports service members and families in the Guard and reserve components by providing offsite family and marriage retreats to strengthen your relationships and help you and your family manage the pressures of deployments and reintegration – together.

Benefits

Relationships – Benefits

Whether you’re dating, newly married or counting double-digit anniversaries, relationships ebb and flow. It’s normal. Sometimes we all need help between the moves, deployments and separations. Strengthening your marriage with. …

Reigniting the Passion After Deployment

After the months of waiting and anticipation, your spouse is finally home from deployment. Are the flames of passion still stoked? Whether you could use a little more steam or some more logs on the fire, join us for a discussion on reigniting the. …
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.

2012 Active Duty Spouse Survey Results

This survey, conducted every two years, highlights topics important to military spouses, such as education, employment, finances, marriage and life in the military. The results help the DOD shape the programs that support military. …
Article

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.

Article

How to Choose a Counselor or Therapist

The military knows that everyone needs help at times and offers a variety of support options to service members and their families. In addition to the confidential, free non-medical counseling available through Military OneSource, there are other types of counseling and therapy available through other avenues.

Article

Understanding Confidential Non-medical Counseling Services

You never have to be without support. Military OneSource and military and family life counselors provide free, short-term, confidential non-medical counseling services for a wide range of issues from marital conflicts and stress management to coping with a loss and deployment adjustments.