Single Soldier You experience the same emotions and relationship stresses of deployment. Deployments can be just as demanding for the single military member. You have an additional burden of finding a reliable individual to handle your personal affairs during your absence.
Separation Reality Separation is a process Anxiety is normal Change Will Occur
Understanding Yourself Upon Returning Home, You May:
Find your whole family routine is changed
Be stand-offish from those you care about
Not want to talk about your deployment
Anxious about intimacy
Feel hurt when your children are afraid of you
Understanding Your Spouse During deployment, your spouse may have:
Felt stressed or overwhelmed
Assumed added responsibilities
Experienced a temporary relocation
Become involved in different activities and friends
The Emotional Cycle of Deployment: A Military Family Perspective Adapted from Article Published in the Apr-Jun 2001 edition of U.S. Army Medical Department Journal. Time Adjusted from Six Month Model to 15 Month Model
The Emotional Cycle of Deployment: A Military Family Perspective: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal. Apr-Jun 2001by LTC Simon H. Pincus, USA, MC, COL Robert House, USAR, MC, LTC (P) Joseph Christenson, USA, MC, and CAPT Lawrence E. Adler, MC, USNR-R
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