Description/Abstract

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.

Original Citation

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

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Military and Veterans Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Qualitative study, Deployment stress, Military marriages

Subject

Families of military personnel; Iraq War, 2003-2011; Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001-; Marriage; Stress (Psychology)

Portfolio

Military Families

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

11-9-2012

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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