Source: Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joel QuebecIt may seem stressful to consider working when balancing the demands of being a military spouse. Being a military spouse often means relocating. It may also mean being the primary caregiver during deployments and training away from home. However, many military spouses today are able to have full-time jobs that fit their lifestyle. This may include jobs with flexible schedules and work-from-home options.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Timothy W. Psaledakis/Released
Source: Defenseimagery.milExperiencing stress as a result of military stressors is common for even the most seasoned service members. Sometimes, events such as family gatherings, holiday parties and other social events can be stressful for warriors returning home from deployment. This article outlines common stress reactions you may experience before or during social events, as well as provides tips and resources to help you decrease your stress level and anxiety surrounding social events.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez/Released
The holidays are a great time to reconnect with family and friends and spend time with your loved ones, but the holidays can also be difficult. For service members who are coping with invisible wounds, the holidays may be stressful – especially for members of the National Guard and reserve who may not have the same deployment support networks as their active duty counterparts.1 Read the following tips for warriors and families going through the reintegration process this holiday season, which can help keep you and your family healthy and strong.