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Why Relationships Matter

Whether you're together or separated, disagreements are completely normal. But evidence shows that regular conflict has a big impact on your children.

Conflict might look like:

  • a lack of warmth or emotional connection
  • shouting and swearing at each other
  • not accepting the outcome of arguments
  • destructive behaviour that gets in the way of managing everyday life.


It can affect your children's:

  • mental health and happiness
  • school life
  • sleep
  • health
  • relationships with other people.


Getting relationship help can improve all of these issues.

Serious conflict?

GDASS can help if there's more serious conflict in your relationship, like controlling or abusive behaviour.

Need parenting advice?

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Not sure?

Talk to a professional you already know or contact your:

  • Children & Family Centre
  • Nursery or School


They can refer you to other relationship support programmes.

Video example of conflict- Trainers

 A video example designed to reduce parental conflict in front of children, this example includes a conversation over new trainers.

Video example of conflict- Haircut

 A video example designed to reduce parental conflict in front of children, this example includes a conversation over a haircut.

Video example of conflict- Chores

A video example designed to reduce parental conflict in front of children, this example includes a conversation over chores.

Video example of conflict- Withdrawal

A video example designed to reduce parental conflict in front of children, this example includes a conversation over being withdrawn.

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