Staying Together – From crisis to deeper commitment (Relate guide)
This guide offers advice on how to learn to come to terms with a failing relationship, assess whether it is worth saving, and how to overcome relationship difficulties.
I'm retired and would like help with my relationship with Retired Couple Image
How can Relate help me?
Life can present you with different challenges that you may not expect if you’re retired. You might have extra time, or be wondering what to do if your children have left home. You may be having problems with your children that are affecting your relationship with your grandchildren. Our counsellors understand that life changes when you retire and can help you to regain the balance in your life.
Find out how we can help.
You can talk to one of our counsellors if things are becoming difficult for you and your partner, or if you’re worried about the effects that retirement and getting older might have on your relationship. click here.
Your family might be facing different kinds of challenge to younger families. You might have problems with access to your grandchildren, or your relationship with your family might be affected by the break up of your child’s relationship. Relate can help with all your family relationships. click here.
Many of our sex therapy clients come to us when one, or both partners have retired. From the difference having more time with your partner will have on your life to the problem of some kind of sexual dysfunction, our sex therapists will have helped hundreds of people just like you. click here.
Courses and workshops
There is a whole range of courses and workshops designed to help people in all sorts of situations. Find one to help you. click here.
We have more online resources to help you with your family and couple relationships in retirement at www.retirementtogether.org.
Margaret and Stephen are 63 and became grandparents for the first time in January 2013. They share their thoughts and feelings on adapting to a new family dynamic.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT)
Age UK has some useful resources for older LGBT couples.
I've discovered my partner is having an affair, what do I do?
Finding out that your partner has had an affair feels like the end of the world. Here is some advice on how to talk and what not to ask...
What type of person are you in a relationship?