Many service members and military families are aware that Military OneSource exists, but not many are aware of all of the unique tools Military OneSource has to offer. The Department of Defense has worked tirelessly to provide resources to military families for a variety of important issues involving work and family life. One of the major topics of focus is marriage and relationships.
I recently came across a tool offered by Military OneSource called “Love Every Day,” and decided to try it with my husband. Love Every Day is a twenty-one-day text-based program. Every day for twenty-one days, you and your spouse receive the same question about your relationship. You will both be able to see the other’s answer (after you submit your own), as well as receive a fun fact about relationships along with a bonus activity. Questions often entail recollecting memories with your spouse or demonstrating how well you know each other. Bonus activities may include sending your spouse a text about a certain subject or initiating a conversation to build them up during their day.
My husband and I really enjoyed the last few weeks of using Love Every Day and connecting on a deeper level. What we loved most was the simplicity and efficiency of the program. We woke up to daily questions which we could answer at our leisure throughout the day. We would often come together in the evenings and laugh about what each of us said, or it would stir up a conversation that connected us in a greater way than the usual weekday conversations such as “how was your day?”
Love Every Day not only connected us more profoundly, but it taught us a lot about each other and our marriage. We realized we didn’t quite know every little thing about one another – and it was interesting to see the different perspectives we had on the same experiences and shared memories over the last five years of our marriage.
Our only complaint about Love Every Day was that twenty-one days just wasn’t long enough! Military OneSource does, however, offer other free relationship tools that allow you to dive in a little deeper, like the new Our Relationship program – a four-to-six week online program that allows you and your partner to work through specific challenges together. I think we’ll sign up for Love Every Day again or try the new Military OneSource Our Relationship program for a quick boost!