Greetings. If your significant other is in the military, you know that periods of deployment can be tough. Not only is your loved one far away, but contact could be limited depending on his or her assignment. Need help dealing with this difficult situation? Let’s look at some tips that can help get you through.

One of the most important parts of having a successful deployment is proper preparation. Start by making contact lists for each other. Your spouse should include phone numbers of other people in his or her unit, and you should make a list with information for neighbors, friends and family members.

If you can, it’s also a good idea to meet the people in your significant other’s unit before they deploy. Knowing who your loved one will be spending time with could go a long way toward comforting you during his or her absence.

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