The Ways That Technology Influences Long-Distance Relationships Between Deployed Military Personnel and Their Spouses [Audio]

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In this podcast from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Alexa Smith-Osborne, PhD, and Jayshree Jani, PhD, discuss their work studying the impact of technological advances in communications on relationships experiencing separation related to military deployment. Focusing on the perspective of the female partners, our guests contrast the experiences of the target population with those of civilian women in long-distance relationships. Protective factors as well as risk factors of the multiple modes of communication are explored.