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How Deployed Military Members Can Combat Homesickness

by PRP Group, on 01/09/2023

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DECEMBER 20, 2022 – Missing your family and friends at this time of year is natural, but if it overwhelms you, it can be unhealthy. Here are six ways to feel merrier, no matter where you are.

Being away from family for military duty is stressful and can strain relationships. For many service members who are deployed, being away during holidays exacerbates homesickness, loneliness, and feelings of isolation.

Most military members will spend at least some significant time away from home, whether for operations or training. Currently, about 175,000 service members across all branches are deployed worldwide in 140 countries. That’s a lot of people away from loved ones.

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