Parental Conflict or Domestic Abuse?
A healthy relationship means both you and your partner are:
- Enjoying personal time away from each other
- Making mutual choices
- Economic / financial partners
You may be in an unhealthy relationship if your partner is:
- Non communicating
- Not trusting
- Trying to take control
- Only spending time together
- Pressured into activities
- Unequal economically
Abuse is occuring in a relationship when one partner is:
- Communicating in a hurtful or threatening way
- Accusing the other of cheating when it’s untrue
- Denying their actions are abusive
- Isolating their partner from others
How do we feel about our relationship?
Have a look at the questionnaire below and answer honestly.
|Things used to be better than they are now between me and my co-parent or partner|
|We argue more than we used to|
|The children we are responsible for are happy|
|I think our arguments affect our children|
|Sometimes I feel guilty about the happines of the children because of tension or arguments between the adults around them (including extended family)|
|With the right support i think we should be able to work out our co-parenting or couple difficulties|
|I am aware why we argue and what it is about|
|I want to understand why we argue and how to make it better|
|The arguments between us are loud|
|We are both as bad as each other|
Why do we argue?
Influences on our arguments
- Our past – family and the places we have lived
- Our ethnicity and our beliefs
- Our personality
- Our past relationships
- Our experiences: how we have dealt with stressful situations before. How we feel ‘the world’ has treated us
Want more options where you live?
Select your local council from the dropdown below and click submit.
Relationship Matters is a new partnership between 13 Councils across Yorkshire and the Humber Region helping families who may be having relationship difficulties.