13 Challenges and Changes: Stress and Resilience Among Military Families Over the Life Course

Adrian Blow, Chris Marchiondo, and Lisa Gorman

While the case example on the next page does not describe an actual family, it closely reflects many of the typical issues that military families endure as they undergo and adapt to numerous changes in their lives. Military-related events are occurring in the midst of other normal life experiences including births, sicknesses, and deaths. Developmental issues related to child and family changes also need to be absorbed into the many other transitions military families face. In this chapter we will summarize some of the major challenges these families deal with as they move ...

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