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By: Donnabelle Hess   Spouses Going Back to Civilian Life   Spouses transitioning to civilian life will be faced with challenges not unlike those of their veteran partners. Just as your retired or discharged spouse has acclimated to a certain way of living, so have you. Many of us...

By: Todd McGuire, LPC   The Transition to Civilian Life   Whether you’re transitioning back to civilian life after being in the military, or being an emergency service worker, the shift from service member to civilian can be jarring. Even if you’re glad to be out, even if your...

By: Casey Hall, PHD, LPC-S, LMFT-S Bittersweet Goodbyes   Military discharge and retirement is sometimes the natural progression, a satisfying end to a lengthy contract or career. Sometimes, discharge and retirement come on suddenly with injury, or something else necessitates your separation from active duty. Circumstances may vary,...

By: Kristy Burton, LPC-S, AADC, SAP, NCC, TA   Returning From Deployment   Initially, the relief of finally returning from deployment can override absolutely everything else. While homecoming is a happy time for everyone, it is also a time of disruption and readjustment. Be prepared for some ups and...

Written by Veronica McClane, LCSW   Operating as a Single Parent On Your Own While your partner is deployed, you may find yourself operating as a single parent. Being a military spouse, or partner to someone in the military, especially sharing a child/children with that person is no simple...

By Amanda Felhofer, CAGC Intern Helping Children Prepare for Deployments If being in a military family with children has taught me anything, it's to be prepared for the unexpected email/phone call from an S.O or spouse that an imminent deployment is on the radar. These familial separations...

By Marty Erickson, LAC, Group Coordinator   Far From Home   Perhaps the most intense challenge of active duty military life is deployment and detachment. Detachments may be classes and training seminars that take one away for weeks at a time, whereas deployments vary broadly in purpose and last...

By Alisa Mitchell, LPC Coping and Communication on Shift Work Unpredictability   Active duty stress management and schedule management are uniquely strenuous challenges for those that are Active Duty military or First Responders. In the modern working world, establishing and maintaining a perfect balance between one’s personal life...

By Todd McGuire, LPC  Active Duty Military: Navigating Conflict and Managing Communication   There are few professions as daunting and stressful as First Responders and Active Duty Military, and these lines of work present unique interpersonal challenges in work life and home life. This month, our blog is...

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