For many Texas spouses, the end of a marriage can be difficult to weather. For soldiers who are also adjusting to life after a deployment, having to simultaneously work through a military divorce can exponentially complicate matters. There are resources available to help military families in this scenario, but spouses need to be proactive in seeking that aid.
In most cases, soldiers who are coming home from a deployment are offered reintegration training. These programs provide servicemembers and their families with assistance with many aspects of life after a deployment. For those who are divorcing or are on the verge of divorce, targeted assistance is often available.
For soldiers who are returning home, emotional or psychological aftereffects are common. When dealing with relationship issues, these complications can lead to a great deal of additional harm. Services are available that can help soldiers and their families understand the different responses that individuals can have after deployment, and how to react accordingly. For divorcing couples, these types of services can help spouses focus on the details of their divorce, without allowing anger, resentment or other variables to affect that process.
Texas residents who are approaching a military divorce should know that there is support available to help them through this period of time. The first step is asking those who are offering reintegration training about what specialized services are available. By harnessing the resources that the military and the community makes available, spouses can help ease the processes of both reintegration and a military divorce.
Source: Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group, Training aids readjustment, Andrea Stone, Dec. 6, 2013