due to deployments, remote assignments, extended TDYs, natural disasters,
or professional military education could be times of anxiety for
many service members and their families. Proper planning will help
alleviate problems stemming from separations.
problems at home distract the service member. Members will be concerned
about the adequacy of the resources available to their families during
their absence. Female members may feel additional pressure to defend
their decision to serve in the armed forces. Recent mothers may experience
extended post-partum depression. Because of family problems, service
members may be irritable, nervous, inattentive, and have difficulty
returning from deployment often expect their families and friends
to be just like they were when the service members left. Families
and friends change as they adjust to the absence of the service
members. They may become more self-reliant or begin to depend on
another person for support.