The Impact Of Homelessness On Families At Home

Many people do not stop to think about the issues a family faces when someone is deployed. There are many things that impact the family that is at home (Marnocha, S, 2012.) When a spouse leaves it can place a huge burden on the spouse that remains behind. Ordinarily, the house is a joint effort between the two partners. When the soldier is deployed the other spouse must step into a role that they are not normally used to. The household goes from a dual status to a single household. The burden of the bills, the responsibility for any children they have, taking all the chores that are normally split between the two can have a huge impact on the remaining spouse if they are not ready for it. These are just a few of the issues that the ones …show more content…
(n.d.). Before the soldier leaves they need to make sure that they have a child care plan in place. What a child care plan does is work out who will take care of the child or children in the event of an accident. This also covers who they can get to watch the kids when the remaining spouse needs a break. Often when a parent leaves the child or children begin to show out (Howard, 2013). This can be caused by one or more of these factors, the child feels neglected or betrayed because the parent left them, the parent that left may have been the main disciplinary figure, or they are depressed by the parent leaving. To help prevent this they parents need to explain to the child or children that the soldier is not leaving because of them and that they will try to be in contact as much as possible while the parent is gone. Also, when returning back from deployments, there may be a disconnect between the children and the parent. This takes some time to return back to normal. Some things that seem like a big deal to the child may not be on the same level as the parent that returns. Both parties have to try to look at the situation from each other’s point of

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