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Benefits of the military family lifestyle include stable income, housing, health insurance and built-in support systems. Military families are frequently self-reliant and resourceful. They have a keen appreciation for diversity and global communities and a commitment to a national mission. A service member’s desire to return to his or her romantic partner and/or family is often the sustaining factor in his or her deployment. While the honor and benefits of service are considerable, military personnel face circumstances that challenge their ability to maintain happy and healthy romantic relationships.