Posted on November 10, 2013, in Family

Make Your Homecoming More Enjoyable

Sheri and Bob Stritof at http://marriage.about.com/cs/militarymarriages/qt/homecoming.htm

  • Reunion time with your military spouse can be both a great experience and also one that creates problems in your marriage. Here are some tips to make the homecoming easier and more enjoyable.
  • Go slowly —- don't try to make up for lost time.
  • Accept that things may be different.
  • Talk with each other about your experiences.
  • Take time to become reacquainted.
  • Accept that your partner may be different.
  • Remember that your intimate relationship may be awkward at first.
  • Tone down your fantasies — reality may be quite different.
  • Communicate openly with your partner and family.
  • Reassure your children — change often frightens them.
  • Plan on family activities, but be flexible.
  • Set aside quality time with each of your children.
  • Plan for visits from your extended family.

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