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Author Sayers, Steven L.

Title Coming back together : a guide to successful reintegration after your partner returns from military deployment / Steven L. Sayers, PhD.

Publication Info. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2014]

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Description xi, 188 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-188)
Contents The reunion: waiting for your partner's return -- When your partner first returns -- Rediscovering intimacy -- Who does what? -- Watching -- Making it work -- Helping your partner redevelop relationships with the kids -- Special challenges and getting support -- When do we go for help?
Summary When a partner or spouse returns from war, it is a time of joy; but it is also a time of transition, challenges, and uncertainty. The truth is that the process of reintegration can last for years, and it can be a particularly difficult time for both returning heroes and their families. If your partner has recently returned from war, or if they will be returning soon, you should be prepared for the unique challenges that lay ahead. Your loved one may suffer from psychological and physical wounds, experience “battlemind,” a condition that leaves them constantly anxious and on-edge, and they may even have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If they are uncommunicative, you may feel like you are living with a stranger, and struggle to recreate the bond of intimacy you once shared. In Coming Back Together, clinical psychologist Steven L. Sayers offers real tools to help you reestablish family routines and build a stronger sense of intimacy with your partner after a military deployment, even if they are resistant to help. The challenges of reintegration can come as a surprise, but you can arm yourself with the skills needed to face this difficult time and help your partner build the resilience needed to heal. This book will be your guide.
Subject Post-traumatic stress disorder.
War neuroses.
Psychology, Military.
Veteran reintegration -- Popular works.
Military spouses.
Families of military personnel.
ISBN 1608829855
9781608829859
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