Posts Categorized: Articles

Worried about your partner’s drinking?

Feeling like your partner drinks too much can create a lot of tension and upset in a relationship. You may feel your partner is ‘being taken away from you’. Perhaps you resent the amount of time he or she spends out drinking and feel they’re a different person when they get home. Perhaps you’re unsure… Read more »

Donation received

What a nice surprise this week, when a lovely young lady visited our office and presented us with a donation! This young lady had seen one of our young people counsellors over a number of weeks and wanted to thank us, so she set about making some beautiful gifts and selling them at school.  Her… Read more »

Relate is a Charity

Last year over a million people turned to Relate for support. Help us to continue offering counselling to everyone who needs it by donating today. Our research shows almost one in five married or cohabiting couples are in distressed relationships and over 1.4 million families are at breaking point across the UK. We believe that… Read more »

Dos and don’ts checklist for when you live with your partner

As new stats on marriage emerged showing the nation is enjoying cohabitation, Relate counsellor Arabella Russell spoke to the Huffington Post about the dos and don’ts of living with a partner. Here’s what she said… DON’T move in together just because it makes financial sense or because it’s what all your mates are doing It’s… Read more »

Relate responds to ONS marriage statistics

Today (Tuesday 14 March 2017), The Office for National Statistics has released data on the numbers of marriages that took place in England and Wales in 2014. In response to these findings, Chris Sherwood, Chief Executive at relationship support charity, Relate said: “Today’s statistics show the changing nature of relationships in the UK. More people… Read more »

Ways we can cope with depression in a relationship

Depression affects one in five people in the UK and is an illness that, thankfully, people are beginning to understand better as awareness grows. Less understood, however, are the ways in which depression can affect relationships and how our relationships can help us manage depression. How relationships can affect depression Strong and healthy relationships have the… Read more »

Learning to be single and happy

It can be easy to feel as if there’s something wrong with being single. So much of what we see on a daily basis – adverts, movies, TV shows, books, music, social media – seems to suggest that life is all about being in a happy relationship with a loving partner. But we can’t always… Read more »

Burden of long-term loneliness

Loneliness in a long-term relationship or marriage can be a real burden. It can leave us not knowing how to make things better. Should we try to talk to our partner? Or will whatever’s caused this sense of loneliness make it difficult? Apart from leaving us feeling isolated, loneliness can also make us feel helpless…. Read more »