Relationship distress is very unsettling for couples, and for families. Breaking up can be a particularly stressful time for everyone involved.
Our experience, and research, shows that even when people in parenting roles think that children don’t know about the conflict or difficulties in the relationship, they do, and can be really affected by it.
When we talk about “parenting roles” or the “parental relationship”, this means the people who act in a parenting role for children. This could for example be grandparents, a mother and the grandparent, aunty and uncle, mam and dad.
You can access materials to help you think about, and improve, your own relationships via this link.
The Early Intervention Foundation have reviewed research evidence, and are clear that:
We help couples (with or without children) and families through:
We also support families through our work leading the Healthy Relationships Partnership.
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