Babyshock!– Your relationship survival guide
Babyshock! is for any parents who have forgotten what it's like to be a couple because their children have taken over their lives. The experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and caring for children are wonderful, but also put a great deal of pressure on a relationship...
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How can Relate help me?
There are lots of ways Relate can help you in your family life. You might be a parent who needs help with how a break up might affect your family, or need help relating to your children or step-children. You might be a young person worried about your parents splitting up, or need a bit of help dealing with your parents. You might need help in your relationships with your brothers and sisters. There are as many reasons for improving your family relationships as there are families.
Here’s how we can help.
Advice, exercises and tips
Confused about your options? Don't know where to start?
Our interactive walkthrough will help you improve your relationships with the people closest to you.
Relate for Parents and Families website
If you are a parent and you have any worries about your relationship with your partner or with your children or step-children, you can also visit our Relate for Parents and Families website for useful information and advice for parents, or anyone in a family to help with the most important of relationships - the ones you have with your family.
Talking to a Relate family counsellor can help your family, whether you need help through more difficult times or to help you keep getting along well in the future. Find out more about our Family Counselling service.
Children and Young People’s counselling
If you’re worried about your relationship with your family but want to see a counsellor on your own, our counsellors can help. Find out more about Children & Young People's Counselling. We also have a range of services for children and young people that can help you in all your relationships see the CYP Life Channel.
Mediation is not like counselling, it helps couples who have decided to separate deal positively with the practicalities of relationship breakup such as finance, property and parenting issues; and to reach agreement. Find out more about our services for people who are divorcing or separating.
Courses and Workshops
We offer a whole range of courses and workshops that can help you with your family relationships. Find out more about our Education & Learning service.
The sorting out separation web app, from Help and Support for Separated Families, offers impartial help and support to anyone after separation.
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...
All our children have left home and we don't seem to have anything to talk about
Having spent many years with children around, suddenly you and your partner may seem to have nothing in common and little to talk about. Here are some ideas to help you cope with this phase of your relationship...
- Association for Family Therapy
- Brook Advisory Centre
- Dad's Info
- Families Need Fathers
- Family and Parenting Institute - The Family Room
- Family Doctor books
- Fatherhood Institute
- Kids in the Middle
- Men’s Health Forum
- Money Advice Service
- Relate for Parents
- Sorting out separation web app
- Time for Families
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