The experiences of military life can affect Veterans in ways that may impact their relationships. In this video, Veterans talk about working through problems with their friends and loved ones and finding solutions that benefit everyone.
Relationships with friends, family, and co-workers can have a major impact on your everyday life. The love, support, and friendship of people who care about you can enhance the good times and may help you get through the bad. Often times, Veterans get closer to their families and friends when faced with challenging situations. However, sometimes difficult experiences or unhealthy relationships with family, friends or peers may cause excessive stress or challenges.
Many Veterans are dealing with stress related to military family life or challenges that are common to many families, such as finding or keeping a job, caring for spouses, children or elderly parents. Relationships can be strained by these situations even if family and friends are also a source of happiness and support.