Separated by duty, united in love: a guide to long-distance relationships for military couples

Where can you turn when the bills are due, the kids are acting out, loneliness and doubt are creeping into your quiet hours and you're handling it all alone. If your partner is in the military, or has any job that entails long stretches of time away from home, these challenges may be the greatest that your relationship will ever face. Now is the time you need answers, resources, and understanding. This is the book that will give them to you. Military wife and U.S. Army veteran Shellie Vandevoorde has penned a practical, compassionate guide to help military couples cope with the separation of active deployment. Separated by Duty, United in Love is infused with her years of experience, offering sound and comforting advice from someone who's been there. Vandevoorde explores real-life issues and shares invaluable insights on the best ways to: Keep the lines of communication open while your partner is away; Address your children's fears as you cope with your own; Juggle finances and other household duties; Make dual decisions by yourself; Cope with post-traumatic stress when a spouse returns from war; Utilize military resources and support groups to help yourself through the toughest times. - Publisher.