Here, you can learn helpful hints to help you manage day-to-day problems without having to consult your loved one. With practice, you will be able to identify problems in a way that allows creative and successful solutions to practical problems without adding stress to your life.
If this is your first deployment, you may still be figuring out a system to keep up with finances, schedules, house and car maintenance, and all the other things that you previously handled together. Even if it is not your first deployment, practical issues may come up that you have not dealt with before. Your military resources will be there to give tips and advice on handling your new roles and responsibilities during deployment. Military spouses have successfully learned the process before you, so never hesitate to ask them how they dealt with similar situations.
During deployment, you will be solving daily problems your loved one to help. Sometimes the number or type of problems can seem like too much and it may be difficult to know how to find answers. It is important for you to think about how you will approach problems during and post-deployment. Continue to practice the skills from the Problem Solving chapter of this workbook. With practice, you will be able to recognize problems in a way that allows creative and successful solutions deal with the practical issues without adding stress to your life.
Whether your loved one has been in the military for years or military life is new to both of you, there are many reminders that military life is much different from civilian life. You may experience situations that a civilian spouse would not have to consider. This chapter provides helpful hints and resources to help you succeed. Start the Module.
Put it into Practice:
- Practical Issues Take Action
- Problem Solving Worksheet
- Substance Abuse Inventory
- Tracking your Expenses Worksheet
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