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Transcript of Post Deployment
Feeling like a family again may take time as everyone adjusts to changing roles and responsibilities. Both the CAF member and the loved one have had varied experiences and have grown in different ways. A new way of being together can emerge as they move forward.
Members Assistance Plan (MAP)
If needed a counsellor from the Member
Assistance Program could help you find an appropriate solution for your situation in complete confidentiality.
Now that the excitement of homecoming has passed you may be thinking what's next....
Reintegration and Stabilization
Within a few weeks, feelings of “our” and “we” return. New routines have been established. The CAF member and the loved one feel relaxed and comfortable as they regain a sense of being a family. The experiences during deployment can provide a foundation for developing resilience within the military lifestyle.
Post Deployment for Spouse/Partner/Friend ...
The Balancing Act
You have entered Phase 3
Renegotiation of Relationships and Reintegration and Stabilization
Re-establishing your relationship
If you are having difficult reconnecting there are resources at your MFRC to assist you.
Call 250-363-2640 or toll free at 1-800-353-3329
* Avoid scheduling to many things, talk with your partner about what you are each comfortable with.
* Be patient with each other, your lifestyle may have been different during deployment than it will be post deployment.
*Don't give up activities or social connections that you enjoy.
* It is okay to have conflicting feeling regarding your partner's return.