The military lifestyle is exciting and ever-changing, giving military families a range of unique life experiences. However, the postings, separations and deployments that are characteristic of Defence life can sometimes place strain on couple relationships. Spending time apart, living far from family and friends, and fearing for the safety of your partner are all common challenges that can interfere with the ability to maintain a strong and happy relationship.
Couple relationship education teaches couples the skills and knowledge they need to overcome obstacles and maintain satisfying relationships. This research study aims to find out whether relationship education is effective in improving military couple relationships, helping them to cope with challenges and prevent problems from developing in the future.
At the moment, we are looking for military couples (couples in which one or both partners are currently-serving members of the Australian Defence Force) living in the Brisbane area to participate in our research study.
Couples who participate will gain free access to couple relationship education, which has been shown to improve relationship satisfaction for couples from many different walks of life. They will also be helping other military couples, by helping us to evaluate and refine programs that are designed specifically to assist military couples in maintaining healthy and happy relationships.
If you and your partner are interested in participating in our study, please have a look at our website https://psy.uq.edu.au/mil for further information. You can call us on (07) 3365 7414.