Contradictions and Praxis Contextualized by Wartime Deployment: Wives' Perspectives Revealed through Relational Dialectics

  title={Contradictions and Praxis Contextualized by Wartime Deployment: Wives' Perspectives Revealed through Relational Dialectics},
  author={Erin Sahlstein and Katheryn C. Maguire and Lindsay M. Timmerman},
  journal={Communication Monographs},
  pages={421 - 442}
With the continued US military presence throughout the world, it is important to understand the struggles of family members left behind during war, because they are important to the “success” of military marriages and potentially deployments. We asked 50 Army wives to discuss their experiences before, during, and after their husbands’ most recent deployment. Using relational dialectics as the theoretical framework for understanding marriage and deployment, we identified three contradictions… 
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