Naturally, coping with deployment requires learning to handle a range of unexpected situations and emotions. During this time, military spouses are forced to handle the frustration, loneliness and unease of being separated from their partner.
And while every moment of separation is challenging, the emotional cycle of deployment can be divided into five unique stages: pre-deployment, deployment, sustainment, redeployment, and post-deployment.
Here’s a quick breakdown of each phase of the emotional cycle: See More
During a period of economic recovery, the search for a job can be frustrating and disappointing.
The current job market makes it hard for anyone to find employment but due to the many extra difficulties of the military lifestyle the scarcity of jobs hits them harder. To help counteract this problem, the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) was launched.
Military homecomings are often incredibly emotional periods for both returning service members and their families.While joyous and exciting, sometimes they can also prove emotionally and psychologically challenging. Family’s dynamics can change. Children have grown. Experiences in the field can register a significant impact on military members.
The reality is that homecomings can prove challenging for service members and those who love them.
“Reunion with family often is idealized as a quick, smooth return to normalcy,” according to the American Psychological Association’s Help Center. “The reality may fall short of that ideal.”