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Coming home from a long deployment or even extended training tends to be difficult for servicemembers and their families alike.

The transition period can feel inevitably hard, but it doesn’t have to be.

In part two of four, we’ll take a look at how gradual change is a good thing.

A servicemember who has been away for a while will probably have some suggestions on how to change things around the house, but Deployment Diatribes suggests holding off on those recommendations – at least for a while.

As tempting as it can be to make immediate changes, chances are your family’s daily routine has been running pretty smoothly in your absence.

Disrupting that routine too quickly can leave a military spouse feeling resentful.

Instead, take it slow.

Being sympathetic to the difficulty of managing a family can go a long way.