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Family and Friends

As a family member or friend of a Veteran, you provide support to those who have served our country. You’ve been there for your Veteran during good times and bad, and you might be the first to notice if he or she is having a tough time. Perhaps you feel as if your Veteran is not the same person you once knew. You may feel at a loss if there seems to be no clear reason for what your Veteran is going through or if you aren’t sure what to do about it. Whatever issues you and your Veteran may be dealing with, and no matter how long they’ve been going on, you are not alone and support is available. VA’s Coaching Into Care program is a resource designed especially for family members of Veterans to support their efforts to find help for their Veterans. Every day Veterans and their families connect with resources and services to manage the issues they may be facing and find solutions for improving their lives.

Family and Relationships

Relationships have a major impact on life. If you are dealing with family and relationship challenges, there are services and resources for Veterans that can help. It can get better.

Transitioning from Service

Adjusting from military service to civilian life can be both exciting and challenging. There are steps you can take and resources available to help you make the transition a success.


Flashbacks—the feeling of reliving a traumatic experience—can be disturbing, but you don’t have to let them interfere with your life. There are resources for helping Veterans overcome flashbacks and get their lives on a better track.


PTSD may develop as a result of traumatic events. Treatment works and can help you deal with PTSD symptoms.