Relationship Issues

Death of a Loved One

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Death of A Loved One The loss of a parent or close family member can be devastating to children. They need help and support so that they can move on in a healthy balanced manner. The most important thing to recognize is that every child responds to death differently. It… 

Divorce / Separation

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What is Separation? Separation is when two adults who live together, and who have been in a relationship decide to live apart. This can be temporary until they can work out problems or permanent where they go their separate ways. A divorce is an order of the Court declaring a… 

Family Relationships

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The Importance of Family Relationships Family relationships are important as they help us interact with the wider social world. The family is where we first see how relationships work by observing our parents, our grandparents, siblings and other family members relate to each other. The quality of our family relationships… 

Loneliness

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What is Loneliness? Loneliness is a feeling where people experience emptiness and isolation. Loneliness is usually accompanied by feeling unwanted and unimportant. Feeling lonely from time to time is normal and sometimes people even experience a phase of loneliness. However, persistent loneliness can consume us and turn into feelings of… 

Parenting

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Parenting and Parent Child Relationship The parent-child relationship consists of a combination of behaviours, feelings and expectations that are unique to a parent and his or her child. This relationship varies from child to child. Close relationships with parents have also been associated with positive outcomes for teenagers such as… 

Partner Relationships

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Partner Relationship The teenage years for many is a time that people get involved in their first relationships. While having a girlfriend or boyfriend might be exciting and fun, teens often feel confused about relationships. It is important to stay safe and happy whether or not you decide to become… 

Problems with Friends

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Friendships Friendships are a type of relationship. Lasting friendships are built on: Trust Communication Respect Common interests   Sometimes we become upset if our usual friend plays with or talks to other children in school or in the neighbourhood. We might feel like our friend has abandoned us. We might…