Relationship education for military couples: recommendations for best practice

Bakhurst, Melissa G., Loew, Benjamin, Mcguire, Annabel C. L., Halford, W. Kim and Markman, Howard J. (2016) Relationship education for military couples: recommendations for best practice. Family Process, . doi:10.1111/famp.12211

Author Bakhurst, Melissa G.
Loew, Benjamin
Mcguire, Annabel C. L.
Halford, W. Kim
Markman, Howard J.
Title Relationship education for military couples: recommendations for best practice
Journal name Family Process   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1545-5300
Publication date 2016-03-02
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/famp.12211
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 15
Place of publication Malden, MA, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Military couples have a number of distinctive strengths and challenges that are likely to influence their relationship adjustment. Military couples' strengths include stable employment, financial security, and subsidized health and counseling services. At the same time, military couples often experience long periods of separation and associated difficulties with emotional disconnect, trauma symptoms, and reintegrating the family. This paper describes best practice recommendations for working with military couples, including: addressing the distinctive challenges of the military lifestyle, ensuring program delivery is seen as relevant by military couples, and providing relationship education in formats that enhance the accessibility of programs.
Keyword Couples
Relationship Education
Relationship Satisfaction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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