This article provides insight into Dutch family members’ adaptations to military-induced separations, including the perspectives of multiple family members on different aspects of family life.
It has long been recognized that military life affects the private lives of service members and their families in some way. Pursuing a military career is challenging, yet also involves a lifestyle that includes recurrent transfers to new work environments, frequent separations from the family (as a result of deployments and training), and risk to life and limb in action (e.g., Booth et al., 2007 ; Segal, 1986). Serving in the armed forces, therefore, demands the utmost of military personnel and their families.
Andres, M., Moelker, R. and Soeters, J., 2011. Behind Family Lines A Longitudinal Study of Dutch Families’ Adaptations to Military-Induced Separations. European Journal of Military Studies, 2(1). Available at: <https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/63b6/6f29018a78e231ef0780fa0acbcf72bdba04.pdf?_ga=2.223114139.1252685984.1596028891-2108129660.1594281757>.