Reunion Tips: Introductionline

Yellow ribbons, homecoming parties, family celebrations! Reunion is a joyous occasion. However, it can also be a very tense one. In fact, most military families find that the reunion is more stressful than the separation.

Both the service member and the spouse may have unrealistic expectations that could make the period of readjustment longer and more difficult. And children, too, experience a variety of feelings upon a parent’s return. Seeing change as positive is one way to manage the adjustment phase. This can be accomplished through communication and by examining your priorities. Click on a Reunion topic from the list at right for further tips to make readjustment easier and reduce stress levels.

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