Resources

Relationships – Resources

Marriages and relationships are a work in progress. Maintaining a good relationship or enhancing one requires some work — or play. Whether you and your partner want to get away, find a new pursuit locally or need a helping hand, you can find ideas and resources at Military OneSource.

Strengthening your marriage with fun-filled resources and getaways

Your Morale, Welfare and Recreation program offers lots of ways to relax, have fun and connect with others or each other. In addition to financial deals and benefits, the program also is a great resource to connect you to fitness, aquatics and sports programs, or bowling, golfing, riding or special-interest recreation programs and area resources.

With your local Morale, Welfare and Recreation program, you can:

Need to get away?

Your service branch offers service members and families ways to connect on cool places to stay. Take a look at all of your exciting options:

Resources for preparing for deployment, relocation and other relationship stressors

Deployment: You can ease some of the stress of deployment by preparing for separations. These resources can teach spouses strategies to help your family adjust during deployment:

  • Pre-deployment Support is a presentation that lists all the resources and services available to service members and their families as they get ready to deploy. The document offers specific resources for spouses, significant others and children.
  • "Staying Positive During Your Partner's Deployment" is an article with resources and tips on how to grow individually and as a family through a deployment.

Relocation: Military families move every two to three years. Whether you aren’t used to it or you are an old pro, relocation can be disruptive. These resources can help you manage the move more smoothly:

  • Relocation Assistance Programs and resources can be found at your local Military Family Service Center.
  • MilitaryINSTALLATIONS provides you with information about services and programs available to you on your new installation.
  • Plan My Move is a web-based relocation tool which provides information and resources as plan for your move. We’re Moving: Plan My Move is under construction as we add more great tips and tools. However, you can find information about your installation by visiting MilitaryINSTALLATIONS or connecting with your installation relocation assistance professional.
  • Spouse Relocation and Transition helps you navigate the relocation and transition process. Military OneSource offers personalized support for military spouses through specialty consultations. Call 800-342-9647.

Changing careers: Spouses may have to place their careers on hold or change careers completely when they relocate to a new area. These resources can help you manage career-change challenges:

Struggling family members: If your children or your family are struggling, you're not alone. There is a lot you can do to build your family's resilience. In its publication, "The Road to Resilience," the American Psychological Association recommends 10 ways to become more resilient when dealing with stress or adversity.

Use the resources and tools that your installation and Military OneSource make available to fortify your relationships. Call or visit Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 if you have questions about resources. OCONUS/International? Click here for calling options. We are here for you 24/7.