Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Situation Report:
Honoring Military Spouse Appreciation Day

As a military spouse, you’re told that you are the backbone of the military. But when you’re loved one comes home changed, it’s hard to be the rock alone.

Relationship specialists at the Road Home Program provide the support and guidance you need to find the new normal in your relationship. We take the time to understand your unique needs and we tailor our care to get your relationship back on track.

Often times, communication has broken down. We give you the skills to recognize everyday patterns that have turned negative. We show you tools to defuse the tough emotions that come when stress and tensions rise. We help you build a vocabulary that emphasizes understanding and empathy over confrontation.

Only then can the hard work of rebuilding begin. Chances are your roles have changed. You both see yourselves differently. Trauma can change the way we look at ourselves and the world. Issues related to safety and trust may be affected. We begin by helping you focus on what has worked in your relationship in the past. We point out strengths you can build on. And help you recognize the next steps you need to take to heal together.

Feeling depressed and worried is completely normal during this process. You have a lot on your plate. You need to take care of yourself and find the time to recharge. That’s why we value our support groups so highly. These groups help you reduce your sense of isolation and normalize what you are going through. The group listens to your concerns and shares the tactics and approaches that they find successful in their own situations.

Our team stands ready to help you and your veteran. Call us at (312) 942-8387 (VETS) or schedule an appointment with us at

Kevin Russell, MA, LCPC is former clinical manager of the Family Program at the Road Home Program. Meet the entire team of the Road Home Program.

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