2Utilize your Support System.
At times you will find yourself relying heavily on the support of your close friends and family, especially in the beginning. Finding strength in the care of others, especially those closest to you, is one of the best ways to help cope with the deployment of a loved one. Whether it be using them to discuss your feelings and concerns, or to run errands and help you around the house, a stable support system can be a huge help during this difficult time. At the same time, be sure that you don’t rely on your friends and family so much that you are unable to function independently.