All couples experience problems in one form or another - its part of sharing your life with another human being.
The difference between relationships which work, and relationships which dont, is how well couples deal with the challenges and problems they face in their life together.
The first step towards creating a happy, healthy relationship is your own willingness to work at it. Most couples leave it until their relationship has already started to fall apart before they consider doing anything about the difficulties they have.
People in supportive, loving relationships are more likely to feel healthier, happier and satisfied with their lives and less likely to have mental or physical health problems or to do things that are bad for their health.
People in supportive, loving relationships help each other practically as well as emotionally. Supportive partners share the good times and help each other through the tough ones.
Any form of violence and abuse in a relationship is a serious statement that things are not all right.
- Do you ever have trouble keeping your cool?
- Do you ever lash out verbally or physically?
- Do you ever use violence or abuse towards people you love?
- Are you a victim of violence or abuse?
- Can you recognise and admit there is a problem?
- Do you want to change?
- Do you want to have a safe non-violent healthy relationship?
If you said yes to any of the above, getting some relationship support about violence or abuse behaviour is important.
Warning signs of a relationship breakdown
Noticing early warning signs of relationship breakdown can help a couple resolve conflicts. Some early warning signs are:
- abandonment of joint activities - just living parallel lives
- recurring arguments which are never resolved
- feelings of dissatisfaction and unhappiness
- preoccupation with interests and activities outside the relationship, leading to one partner feeling neglected
- complaints of loss of feeling - one or both partner/s speak of no longer being in love
- an affair - becoming emotionally and/or sexually involved with a person outside the relationship
- increased fatigue and reduced ability to meet responsibilities at work
- arguments over parenting.
What parenting support and interventions are offered at the R.E.A.D. Clinic?
All treatments at our Centre are based on evidence-based and best practice guidelines. Based on these guidelines and your familys needs, your clinician will advise you on the most appropriate treatment for you.
It may be that you are recommended to seek some help for your marital relationship, or to do some family therapy. You might also be recommended to join a parenting group. It may be that your child or children need some therapy or intervention for themselves. It is often the case that families need more than one type of intervention but this will be discussed with you after your initial assessment.
CLICK HERE Happy Families Parenting Help
CLICK HERE Child and Family Services
How do i get assessed and allocated to the appropriate treatment for me and my family?
Once you have made an appointment (CLICK HERE to find out more about making an appointment) you will receive an initial assessment with one of our clinicians who will then decide with you on the most appropriate treatment for you and your family.