Special Forces retreat teaches families resilience during deployment

Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 03:38 PM.

Separations can last up to a year or more, which can be especially hard on soldiers' children, he said.

"They're used to having one parent, and now they have two again," Ramey said. "When the spouse is gone for six or 12 months, just coming home is a big transition."

Returning soldiers sometimes have just a few months back home before they start preparing for the next deployment, Ramey said.

"When you do have time with your family, this training is important because it helps them make the most of that time," Ramey said.

What are 'Love Languages'?

Dr. Gary Chapman's "The 5 Love Languages" states that each partner in a relationship predominantly shows love toward the other in one of these ways:

• Using words to affirm other people

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