Carolina Counseling Services - Reintegration: What a Military Spouse Should Know
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Reintegration: What a Military Spouse Should Know
You start the countdown as your husband/wife’s deployment comes close to its end. The coming home is a happy occasion. After the long wait, you look forward to happy days. The first days after the return can indeed be a happy reunion, but maybe not for long.
After the return, you may notice that things haven’t turned out the way you expected them to. There can be changes, which may distress you. Rather than be distressed, consider taking the matter in a more proactive manner. Consider making adjustments with help from a therapist.
Reintegration: What is it?
The stage following the celebratory return of the military to his/her home is called reintegration, a process that is usually fraught with much emotion. As the festive mood wanes off, and as everyone tries to get back to old routines, the stressful adjustments begin, not just for the soldier, but for everyone.
While the safe coming home makes you happy, there are challenges that both of you may eventually face. For a brand new military spouse, you may soon discover that the routine and the decision-making process have to change. Reintegration for many service men and women may get more complicated as children are born and as they grow up.
Get Real: The Challenges are Not Over
Reintegration can be challenging since deployment changes each of you individually and collectively, and also because you both lived by different rules. You may have difficulty relinquishing your authority because you are used to making all the decisions by yourself. You are likely to continue doing so out of habit. Your children may continue to seek your approval for everything because that’s what they have been doing all the time.
In this scenario, your spouse may have difficulty fitting into a family that has learned to live without him/her, despite your conscious effort to make your spouse a part of your (and your children’s) life. Repeated deployments and reintegration may not make things any easier around the home, especially when the growing children become major components of reintegration.
Adjusting With Effort and Help
For a non-military family, these challenges may sound trivial. But considering all the adjustments that military spouses and children have to experience again and again, these are “major issues” as these affect their lives in some significant way. Don’t expect that all the pieces to miraculously fall back into place; you need to work on the adjustments.
No one said it will be easy, but it is doable if you will seek professional assistance from Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC. Independently contracted counselors with experience in guiding military families during reintegration can help! The right therapist can assist in making the experience of reconnecting a beautiful experience for you, your partner and the children.
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Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Sliver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Bunnlevel NC, Erwin NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Pineview NC, Lumber Bridge, NC, Rex NC, Lemon Springs NC, Johnsonville NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC and Wade, NC.
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28311, 28312, 28314