This research studies military families and personal relationships after returning from conflict. The study found that couples with open communication increase the ability to bond and build empathy, therefore policies supporting family communitation are reccomended. In future studies, researchers should include a more diverse sample of military families and also service members with and without war-related trauma.
Baptist, J. A., Amanor-Boadu, Y., Garrett, K., Nelson Goff, B. S., Collum, J., Gamble, P., Gurss, H., Sanders-Has, E., Strader, L., & Wick, S. (2011). Military marriages: The aftermath of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) deployments. Contemporary Family Therapy, 33, 199-214. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10591-011-9162-6
Family, Life Course, and Society | Military and Veterans Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Qualitative study, Deployment stress, Military marriages
Families of military personnel; Iraq War, 2003-2011; Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001-; Marriage; Stress (Psychology)
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Military Marriages: The Aftermath of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Deployments"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 230.
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