Military marriages: the aftermath of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) deployments

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Show simple item record Baptist, Joyce A. Amanor-Boadu, Yvonne Garrett, Kevin Nelson Goff, Briana S. Collum, Jonathan Gamble, Paulicia Gurss, Holly Sanders-Hahs, Erin M. Strader, Lizette Wick, Stephanie 2012-07-02T13:51:01Z 2012-07-02T13:51:01Z 2012-07-02
dc.description.abstract An examination of how members of military marriages were affected by and adapted to OIF/OEF deployment found three themes: communicating to stay connected, emotional and marital intimacy, and managing change. The findings demonstrate the nuanced and subtle nature of deployment-related challenges. While open and frequent communication was important in the adaptation process, communication was not synonymous with transparency. Unshared stories created a void that prevented couples from confiding in and supporting their partners. Although wives maintained their marriages by restraining sexual desires and over-extending their responsibilities post-deployment, these behaviors had a negative effect on marital quality. Clinical and research implications are discussed. en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights The final publication is available at en_US
dc.subject Operation Iraqi Freedom en_US
dc.subject Operation Enduring Freedom en_US
dc.subject Qualitative study en_US
dc.subject Deployment stress en_US
dc.subject Military marriages en_US
dc.title Military marriages: the aftermath of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) deployments en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2011 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1007/s10591-011-9162-6 en_US
dc.citation.epage 214 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Contemporary Family Therapy en_US
dc.citation.spage 199 en_US
dc.citation.volume 33 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jbaptist en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid yea5555 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kgarrett en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bnelson en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid paulicia en_US

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