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Tag: Military Families

Intimacy’s Secret Hopes and Fears

“Seen this sky from the Afghan mountains, deserts of Iraq, Sinai and Saudi Arabia. Plenty of other places too. Even on the worst of days, it’s always been my place of peace,” Mike said. The pair sat in silence for a few minutes, quietly acknowledging the beauty and solitude in which they were embraced. Realizing the 15-minute break was about to end, the instructor broke the silence.

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Best Relationship Advice Ever: Express Appreciations

Two hundred examples of what real couples appreciate about each other and their relationships along with tips for times when you can’t find anything right to say.

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Ending homelessness for Veterans is not just about housing – healthy, stable relationships matter too

Ending homeless for America’s veterans is not just about stable, affordable housing. Evidence-based skills training for creating and sustaining healthy, lasting relationships with family members, neighbors and co-workers is also vital to their long-term success.

Sharon Wheaton Teaches PAIRS Relationship Road Map

Chaplain Sharon Wheaton Helps U.S. Navy Couples Learn Skills to Navigate Trying Times

As a chaplain at Naval Station Norfolk, the worlds largest Naval Station, Lt. Sharon Wheaton helps military families find the strength and skills needed to navigate stressful lives. Chaplain Wheaton completed PAIRS Professional Training at the Hampton VA Medical Center in September to bring evidence-based, relationship skills classes to the Sailors, Marines and Coasties she serves.

Untangling a Human Love Knot

Chaplain Len Driskell: Helping Coast Guardsmen Find Strength and Healing

“Marriage and Relationship Education builds a resiliency in a couple that means they are more able to face the inevitable crises that come their way,” says Navy Chaplain Len Driskell, who serves more than 2,000 active duty and reserve Coast Guardsmen, their families, and the civilians who work alongside them as the Sector Charleston and Sector Jacksonville Chaplain.

I Am ME: Lauren DelGandio, Weston, Florida

Lauren DelGandio came to a marriage education class in 2007 for skills to strengthen her marriage of 14 years. Four years later, she’s helped more than a 1,000 others discover greater love, happiness and pleasure in their closest relationships.

Pat Riley Chaplain Thornton Seth Eisenberg

Chris Bosh, Pat Riley Leading Efforts to Help America’s Veterans Return Home Strong

NBA All Star Chris Bosh told 300 celebrities, athletes and philanthropists that protecting freedom is more important than basketball. Together with Miami Heat President Pat Riley and owner Mickey Arison, Bosh is leading efforts to ensure returning veterans have community support to help them return home strong.

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Helping Children Cope with the Impact of War

A study reveals children from military families impacted by deployment are experiencing above-average levels of emotional and behavioral difficulties. New programs are teaching couples to understand emotions, confide, deepen empathy, strengthen attachment and bonding as the foundation for helping children and preserving marriages.

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Helping Returning Combat Veterans and Family Members Impacted by PTSD.

The nonprofit PAIRS Foundation will offer a series of free 90-minute online classes to help returning combat veterans and family members impacted by PTSD. “Early intervention through effective education and skills training is critical for combat veterans and family members,” said Seth Eisenberg, President and CEO of PAIRS Foundation.

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