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Relationship Matters

When two people share responsibility for a child, no matter whether they are still together or separated, the relationship between them has a direct impact on the mental health of their children.

Relationships under Covid19

The coronavirus outbreak is leading to big changes in the way we live our everyday lives. Our relationships will be hugely important for getting us through this but self-isolation, social distancing and other concerns may also place them under added pressure. You can find blogs, advice and tips for helping your relationships stay healthy during the pandemic. Click here for Relate advice, or the button below to get advice from the NHS

Whether you’re together or separated, the way you and your partner communicate can impact on your children. All relationships have tricky moments it’s how they’re experienced and resolved that matters. Of course, disagreements and arguments are completely normal and part of everyday life but if it is becoming a problem then you can get help. Parental conflict is not the same as domestic abuse – if you are afraid of your partner or feeling that they control your life then this is more likely to be domestic abuse, please seek help either from your local council or the NSPCC.

If you are not sure who your local council is, visit https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council for further information or you can get more information from https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/domestic-abuse/

Do you recognise any of these things?

  • Are you arguing, having rows, shouting all the time with each other about things like, money, how you parent or housework?
  • Are you worried about splitting up?
  • Is there sulking, silent treatment, slamming doors or walking away from each other?
  • Are you anxious or worried and is this getting in the way of managing everyday life?
  • Are you not able to say sorry after an argument and move on?
  • Are you using hurtful texts, emails or social media against each other?

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If you need help now,

select your council from the dropdown below and click submit. You'll be taken to a page showing your council's contact details and links to specific help in your area.

If you are not sure who your local council is, visit https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council for further information.

What can you do?

Stay Calm

The first step in staying calm during tough times is relaxing your mind and body so that you can think more clearly and reduce your stress. To find out more click on the read more button

Work it out together

When family life is good, children thrive and if parents get on well together it is better for the children. Finding better ways to deal with conflict in the family and communicating in more positive ways helps children feel more secure: children are likely to feel happier, healthier and do better at school. Children who see adults working out relationship problems in a constructive way are more likely to follow this example and have better relationships with others and enjoy life. To find out more click on the button…

Get Some Help

If you’re having problems in your family life, there are lots of ways you can help yourself and your partner. To find out more simply click the button

If you are looking for general relationship help for you and your partner, visit the relate.org.uk website.

Relationship Matters is a new partnership between 15 Councils across Yorkshire and the Humber Region helping families who may be having relationship difficulties.