Every servicemember longs to return home after a long tour of duty, but making the actual transition back into the day-to-day of civilian life can prove challenging.

There are proven ways of making it go a little more smoothly, however.

In part three of this four part series, we’ll look at how helping around the house can make a big difference.

Some servicemembers find that, after coming home, they don’t quite know how to fit in or be useful.

Having something to do around the house – from fixing a leaky pipe to taking the kids to school – can be just the kind of responsibility they need.

Deployment Diatribes described how spouses giving direction and asking for help give servicemembers a way back into ordinary civilian life.

Being involved in the daily routine can make all the difference in the world.