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A Marine’s Guide To The 5 Phases Of A Successful Transition

By Dave Smith on February 23, 2016

Here are the five stages of transition for those veterans who may not acclimate to the civilian world right away.

The transition out of the military seems to come in a few important stages. Getting started and being willing to truly do what it takes to begin a recovery is probably the most difficult. After that, taking responsibility, building healthy relationships, finding a supportive community, and staying active are all important self-choices. In the next stage, getting involved and giving back are essential to setting goals and providing a sense of purpose. Finally, seeking professional development, employment, and education will improve confidence and set a stage for continued growth.

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