A comprehensive guide to help you reestablish family routines and build a stronger sense of intimacy with your partner after a military deployment.
Steven L. Sayers, PhD, is associate professor of psychology in the department of psychiatry at Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. At the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center he is director of the Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment. Sayers has published numerous articles regarding the role of family members and other social supports in mental and physical health.
With more than two decades of experience working with families and
veterans, Sayers, a psychology professor at the University of
Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, is well qualified to
give advice to spouses and partners of military service members and
to veterans on how to avoid the many relationship pitfalls that
typically occur after someone comes home from a war zone or any
other risky overseas assignment. In this self-help book, he
provides clear and useful advice filled with examples of couples
who coped and others who didn't. ... All of the advice is
well-thought-out and tailored for the unique and complex issues
that arise when a loved one returns home from war to peace.
"Coming Back Together provides expert guidance to couples following deployment. Abundant with clinical wisdom and sensitively written, this new resource helps couples navigate the labyrinth of confusing feelings and unexpected obstacles to restoring laughter and intimacy, and the challenges of creating a new family life that reflects the changes and growth in both partners.
"[This book] is a veritable treasure trove of
fundamental knowledge essential to restoring or creating a healthy
and joyful relationship after the service member returns from
deployment. This book promotes understanding and offers
step-by-step practical advice that is particularly useful to
partners of deployed service members, but that can also be used by
both partners collaboratively. It is an essential resource to
anyone providing services to military or veteran couples and
--Douglas K. Snyder, PhD, professor of psychology at Texas A&M University