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Family Connect – Connecting Families in Four Practical Steps
Relationships Australia is proud to announce its custodianship of the popular Family Connect program aimed at increasing emotional...
Loneliness Tip Sheet
Ready for Retirement?
When approaching any significant change in your life, preparation can go a long way in ensuring you’re ready for the road ahead. Transitioning into retirement can be exciting but also stressful and confusing.
The natural transition period of children growing up, leading more independent lives and leaving the family home, can cause many parents to experience feelings of sadness, loneliness, loss of purpose and meaning, and anxiety over a child’s welfare.
Starting a new relationship
We know that a good partner in life can make all the difference to our feelings about ourselves and our overall wellbeing. That’s why we seek out relationships but what do we need to know when starting a new relationship so that it goes well? More importantly, how can we tell if it isn’t good enough?
Separating from a partner
After a marriage or significant relationship breakup it may seem as if nothing in your life is stable: your home, your finances, your routines can all be turned upside down. You may feel as if you don’t even know yourself anymore and be worrying about the impacts of the breakup on your children, extended family members and your friendships.
This tip sheet is intended for people who are in healthy, loving, reciprocal and respectful marriages. Having a connected, happy and long-lasting marriage requires your continual willingness to work on yourself while courageously showing your vulnerability.
Blended families can take on many forms but will typically include a couple and their children from previous relationships, as well as children they may have had together. Although not all family members may be related biologically, they can still form close, loving bonds and live cooperative and fulfilling lives together.
There’s arguably no event in life more significant than the birth of your first child. For many, becoming a parent can be a joyful experience, but it’s not without its challenges. Despite the number of resources, books and opinions on parenting, nothing can truly prepare you for how life changes.
What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse can take many different forms. The most common forms of elder abuse are financial abuse and neglect. Physical abuse Physical...
Why do people get married?
There are a number of reasons why people choose to marry or are wary about getting married. According to surveys that Relationships...
Communication is more than just talking Couple relationships have many different aspects Couple relationships have many different aspects...
Intimacy in relationships
Intimacy is about loving trust and support. What is intimacy? Intimacy is about loving trust and support; accepting and sharing in your...
Ending a relationship
Ending a relationship is a very stressful event in anyone's life. If you have ended a relationship, you may have a confusing range of...
Problems with sex
How do you feel about your sexual relationship? Does sex usually leave you both feeling satisfied? If you are feeling dissatisfied with...
When is a good time to seek professional relationship help?
The sooner that you act on issues, the easier they may be to resolve. If your relationship is in difficulty professional support can help...
Domestic and family violence – controlling and violent relationships
Some relationships involve behaviour that is damaging to the other partner and, in some cases, may be criminal. Healthy relationships are...
If you have experienced violence in the home, you and your children may have to leave in a hurry. There are a number of things you can do...
How violence and abusive behaviour affects children
The forgotten victims of family violence are often the children. The impact is long term and difficult to erase. Even if the children are...
Acknowledging and dealing with anger
Anger can be frightening due to its intensity and possible consequences. Anger can be expressed by verbally attacking the person you are...
Is gambling affecting your relationships?
Gambling can affect couple relationships and relationships with children, extended family, friends and work colleagues. When gambling...
Children and separation
Making a decision to separate if you have children is complex. How will you tell them? What should you say? When should it be done? At a...