Help for spouses and significant others
As a military spouse or partner you’re told that you are the backbone of the military. But when your loved one comes home changed and haunted, it is hard to be the rock alone.
Many veterans and their significant others come to the Road Home for help with relationship issues. Relationship specialists at the center provide the support and guidance you need to find a new normal in your relationship.
Couples therapy at the Road Home will teach you and your partner to begin to restore your relationship as a team. Treatment often focuses on redefining your relationship roles, strengthening communication and rebuilding your home life.
The center also offers support and resources to spouses and partners whose veterans are not ready to seek help themselves.
Frequently Asked Questions About Caring for Yourself
Some signs that you may need professional help include the following:
- Anxiety or panic attacks
- Change in appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Drinking heavily or using drugs
- Lack of energy
- Loss of interest in your children and/or activities you once enjoyed
- Thoughts of hurting yourself or your loved ones
However, if your feelings persist and continue to worsen, there are plenty of treatments that can help you get back on track. Some possible treatments include the following:
- Couples therapy
- Family therapy
- Medications to manage symptoms such as depression, anxiety and sleeping difficulties
- Talk therapy
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“That shook him up. He realized we needed help, too.”
I finally gave him an ultimatum. I can protect you from anyone else, but I can’t protect you from yourself. I have to worry about my health and my baby’s health. I have to protect my family. I’m giving you six months. That finally did it. He’s back on track. He’s starting to be the man he was.
Jordan, spouse of veteran