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How do I adjust to having my spouse back home after military service?

Richard Ricciardi
Advanced Practice Nursing
Coming together as a couple after war deployment isn’t easy or something that happens naturally. It requires effort on everyone's part, and an understanding that each person has grown and changed during the deployment separation. What’s important when you come home is for both of you to come together and create a shared sense of purpose, which is essential for your wellbeing as a couple. This won’t happen overnight. It will take time, patience, mutual compassion and a desire to do so. 

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