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GENEROSITY: The final level of building a STRONG relationship is GENEROSITY. Once you have Safety, Trust, Respect, Openness, and Nurturing in a relationship, you can afford to be generous! GENEROSITY in a relationship in characterized by placing…
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First Responder families and marriages face many challenges that those in other, less demanding fields do not face. Keeping a marriage and family STRONG is an integral part of the health and support system of a First Responder.This network is run by a team of Marriage and Family Therapists who are dedicated to helping those of you on the front lines maintain stability and harmony at home.We will post articles and tips on ways to strengthen familial and marital bonds and answer any questions you…See More
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First Responder families and marriages face many challenges that those in other, less demanding fields do not face. Keeping a marriage and family STRONG is an integral part of the health and support system of a First Responder.This network is run by a team of Marriage and Family Therapists who are dedicated to helping those of you on the front lines maintain stability and harmony at home.We will post articles and tips on ways to strengthen familial and marital bonds and answer any questions you…See More
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Capt. D Lewis replied to the discussion 'What are the biggest challenges that First Responder families face? <Opinion: Open Discussion>' in the group STRONG Relationship: Building Center
"Thank you Kristal and you are absolutely correct. I'm still active military and suffer from PTSD as well as a career firefighter. My children have begged me on numerous occasions not to go to work because they are afraid I might not return.…"
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Kristal Desantis replied to the discussion 'What are the biggest challenges that First Responder families face? <Opinion: Open Discussion>' in the group STRONG Relationship: Building Center
"Yes! Although this has always been a dangerous profession, I have seen a marked increase in the levels of fear faced by first responders and their families. It has taken a huge toll, particularly in the past year, on the children of first responders…"
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About Me
I am the wife of a USMC Veteran who currently works as a Fireighter/Paramedic. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who provides workshops and individual therapeutic support for the first responder populations' unique relational needs.
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At 7:31pm on August 25, 2016,
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Greetings Kristal, welcome to USFRA! Please take a moment to read over our terms of service STANDARD OPERATING GUIDELINES (SOGs). And if you need help navigating the site, USFRA Community Central is a great place to start. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for joining and thank you and your husband for his service.

 
 
 

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