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Deployment was described as the period from departure to return. I wanted to fix it. Themes of taking the reigns, placing focus elsewhere, emotional and physical turmoil, staying strong, and reaching out were found to be reflected in literature.
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Change may be related to critical or disequilibrating events, or to disruptions in relationships, routines or ideas, perceptions, and identities. Abstract The objective of this qualitative study is to explore the experiences of wives of deployed soldiers. While it's always nice to be greeted, brought into a circle and warmly welcomed it's the southern gal in me that wishes everyone was like thisthe truth is it's hard to approach someone -- let alone someone who seems closed off. Would you know the last name of Sarah or her new domain for her business? I already found useful tips to help my spouse.
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