Bridging the distance: Illustrations of real-time communication of support between partners and deployed members of the national guard

Amber Jean Seidel, Melissa M. Franks, Grady F. Murphy, Shelley Mac Dermid Wadsworth

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Abstract

Exchanges of support are fundamental elements of intimate relationships and deployment separation may challenge partners' ability to provide and receive support due in part to challenges in ''staying connected''. Two studies examined daily exchanges of support between deployed service members and their partners at home. Although partners were geographically separated from a deployed member of the National Guard, all reported communicating with their partners during the 7-day study period. Our fi ndings suggest that military couples frequently use interactive forms of communication (e.g., phone, Skype, instant messaging) though families generally are not able to schedule their contacts with one another during military deployment. Further, all partners reported providing and receiving support during the study period. Notably, decisions and disagreements were reported infrequently. Our fi ndings underscore that access to multiple modes of communication can facilitate providing supportive contact between deployed military members and their families at home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMilitary Deployment and its Consequences for Families
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages21-35
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781461487128
ISBN (Print)9781461487111
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Seidel, A. J., Franks, M. M., Murphy, G. F., & Wadsworth, S. M. D. (2014). Bridging the distance: Illustrations of real-time communication of support between partners and deployed members of the national guard. In Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families (pp. 21-35). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8712-8_2
Seidel, Amber Jean ; Franks, Melissa M. ; Murphy, Grady F. ; Wadsworth, Shelley Mac Dermid. / Bridging the distance : Illustrations of real-time communication of support between partners and deployed members of the national guard. Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families. Springer New York, 2014. pp. 21-35
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