Military dating for deployed soldiers

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Infidelity is a common worry among military families with deployed soldiers; dating couples have similar concerns.Try to avoid events involving risky behavior that's linked to infidelity such as alcohol-related parties and going out to bars.You can date a deployed soldier and take some steps to make the relationship last.The Center for Deployment Psychology suggests that communication is a positive coping mechanism for deployment stress, so writing letters can help ease the stress associated with dating a deployed soldier.If you can get access to a computer with Internet and a video camera, you can see your deployed soldier's face in real time.Video chat time may be limited, and although it's usually free on the soldier's end, it may cost you money.

Bright holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke and a Master of Arts in psychology-marriage and family therapy from Brandman University.

Although the Internet has made sending letters almost instantaneous, a handwritten letter can seem more romantic.

When you send the letter, include stamps and envelopes so your soldier can write you back.

A care package is one of the best gifts a soldier can receive.

Some deployed locations have limited access to things we take for granted such as snacks and personal hygiene items.

If your loved one is a military member and he or she is deployed, your romance is a long-distance one.

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