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Disagreements and communication in relationships : Key things to think about

  • Disagreements in relationships happens its natural. The important thing to consider is how are you handling it.
  • If you can work through disagreements calmly and positively it strengthens our relationship and is better for your children.
  • Through good communication (talking and listening), being respectful, seeing different points of view and taking time out we can sort out differences and disagreements
  • It is important to take time out to communicate and keep conflict away from children

Couple Mediation

  • Mediation is a space to listen to the views of each person.
  • It can help you understand what needs to happen to resolve your differences.
  • It will help you to settle specific ongoing disputes and find your own solutions.
  • The mediator will ask you both to explain your point of view and will help you explore options.
  • The mediator won’t judge you, take sides or tell you what to do.

Mediation is most suitable if you:

  • want practical help to improve your relationship and settle disputes
  • want to focus on the future and what needs to change.

Couple Counselling

  • Counselling can help you to understand each other better so you have fewer arguments and get on better.
  • It can help you to look at what is behind emotions and arguments, to see the difference from the other side and understand how your background is influencing your behaviour.
  • The counsellor will encourage you both to talk.
  • They won’t judge you, take sides or tell you what to do.

Counselling is most suitable for long term issues such as:

  • affairs
  • differences in cultural or economic background
  • addiction
  • bereavement
  • health issues.

Conflict Coaching

  • Conflict coaching is a space where you can talk about the conflict you are experiencing.
  • Conflict coaching will provide you with a set of skills and strategies to help you resolve conflict.
  • The conflict coach will work one-on-one with you
  • It will enable you to consider options for managing the conflict.

Conflict coaching is most suitable if you:

  • Want to learn how to productively resolve conflict, but your partner or ex partner can't or won't attend a session with you.

Serious conflict?

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

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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

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