Ask Ms Vicki | May 21, 2009
Coping with long deployments and separations from loved-ones has become a way of life for the military community. It’s not uncommon to meet servicemembers who report four to seven deployments, depending on the branch of service. Long deployments can wreak havoc on relationships with friends and family, even marriages. However, it’s important to learn quick, effective ways to cope with deployment. You must have a wellness plan, and it doesn’t matter how often you have to change or tweak the plan. What matters is that you follow one.