Strategies for rekindling marriage, after a spouse returns home from combat with post-traumatic stress symptoms present in one or both of the spouses, has been offered by a new study. For participants as individuals, it's important to allow negative emotions, to give each other time and space to do the work of rediscovery and accept a changed reality, and to recognize and address the individual needs of the other. As couples, strategies include going with the flow, opening your heart, becoming best friends, maintaining trust, and communicating effectively. As families, it's helpful to normalize schedules and protect family time. "This research contributes to the literature by providing a glimpse into the lives of Army couples who have succeeded in keeping their relationships strong in the face of deployment separation and post-traumatic stress symptoms," said Kristal Melvin, lead author of the Research in Nursing & Health study. "Continued investigation of family-promoting strategies, such as those discovered in this study, provides opportunities to educate and support other couples facing military deployment separation or similar challenges." Source: Eurekalert << Reliance on Emergency Rooms Increases With Affordable Care ... Indian-Origin Physician Becomes Youngest US Surgeon General >> Recommended Reading Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a mental condition triggered by a traumatic event. PTSD treatment includes pyschotherapy, behavior therapy and medications. READ MORE Expert Talks on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- David Kinchin David Kinchin, author and expert on PTSD sheds light on the invisible injury that continues to haunt many who have experienced a significant traumatic event. READ MORE Quiz on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder People with PTSD find it difficult to communicate. Take this quiz on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to understand the condition and help you deal with it ... READ MORE Xenon May Help Erase Traumatic Recollections Scientists report that xenon gas which has so far been successfully used in humans for anesthesia, diagnostic imaging now has the potential to be used for treatment for post traumatic stress disorder. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Accident and Trauma Care Color Blindness Calculator Sanatogen More News on: How to Save your marriagePost Traumatic Stress DisorderDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?