Claiming continuity

What happens if your marriage or civil partnership goes wrong and you have a child at boarding school? Here’s our guide to the rules on Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA)… If you’ve agreed that as the non...

Money, maintenance and moving on

If your relationship has reached the end, it’s wise to think clearly about your future finances. Our money & allowances specialist, Claire Hallam, highlights some of the cash considerations… You may be abl...

Routes and rules

If the stresses and strains of army life take their toll on your marriage as a Foreign & Commonwealth couple, there are lots of extra things to consider if you want to stay in the UK after you’ve gone your ...

Breaking point

If you’ve sadly reached that stage in your relationship where your only option is to separate, you may be unsure of what to do next. Families often contact AFF to find out where they can receive support and wha...

Five-star approach to keeping love alive

Last year, Relate helped more than four million people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities to strengthen their relationships. Here we share their article on research by award-win...

Engage your warrior spirit

Military service can offer fantastic opportunities for couples and families to live an exciting and varied life but with the highs sometimes come the lows – extended periods of separation, multiple house moves ...

More than just a holiday

If your family needs some quality time together, then Give Us Time might be the answer... The tri-service charity offers commercially-let accommodation donated by owners of holiday groups, hotels, holiday home...

It’s good to talk

Service life can place unique pressures and challenges on even the strongest relationships. Whatever happens, it’s good to talk... In the first flush of love, nothing will stop you from being with ‘the one’, h...

Relationship resilience

MODERN life places myriad stresses and strains on partnerships, which are often compounded by the military – not least separation, uncertainty, frequent moves and, increasingly for many, weekend commuting. How...

Long distance love

Can spending too much time apart ruin a relationship? Or does absence really make the heart grow fonder? Army&You talks to spouses and partners of serving personnel about the ups and downs of long-distance ...