Relate Guernsey

COMMON PROBLEMS: RELATIONSHIPS

Below are a few examples of issues that are faced by our clients (whether they are in a relationship or not) and how they might be managed. If you would like to talk to someone about this, or any other relationship issue, please contact us for more information.

I THINK I MIGHT BE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP

It can be hard to accept that your relationship is an abusive one – that you or your partner may be behaving in a bad and unacceptable way. For example, some people find it easier to play down abuse, saying ...

CAN RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING HELP SINGLE PEOPLE TOO?

If you’re single, the idea of going to ‘Relationship Counselling’ might seem a bit inappropriate. You’re not alone. Lots of people think that relationship counselling is all about couples and isn’t relevant...

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MY PARTNER IS HAVING AN AFFAIR​

It can be very distressing to discover that your partner is having or has had an affair. These tips will help you take practical steps to cope...

I'M BORED WITH MY RELATIONSHIP

When you start a new relationship, everything can be exciting. Those early flickers of attraction, feeling butterflies, your first kiss…

TALKING TO FRIENDS ABOUT RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS

Asking for help with your relationships can be really difficult. Sharing your relationship problems can feel like a very personal...

WHAT IS AN
EMOTIONAL AFFAIR?

An emotional affair is that grey area where you know you’re more than just platonic friends with someone outside your relationship...

OFFICE
ROMANCES

When you’re working with people for eight hours a day, you have an opportunity to get to know them and develop connections in...

STRESS IN
RELATIONSHIPS

We all have stressful experiences from time to time because stress can come from so many sources. Finances. Family pressures. Work...

MAKING LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS WORK

Couples embark on long distance relationships for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes one of you needs to move for a better job, or it might be...

I DON'T TRUST
MY PARTNER

It’s no secret that trust is one of the most important parts of a relationship. Trust allows you to feel secure in the company...

THE INTERNET
& RELATIONSHIPS

Increasingly, couples are citing the internet as a problem in their relationship. Even though the relationship is termed 'virtual', the...

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO COME OUT TO MY FAMILY & FRIENDS

For many LGBT people (and for those who identify 'differently' in terms of sexuality and/or gender), coming out can be a big part...

LEARNING TO BE
SINGLE & 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...

WE ARE IN DEBT AND IT IS AFFECTING OUR RELATIONSHIP

Being in debt can place a huge strain on a relationship. Having enough money is a really basic need, so when you’re feeling the ...

RELATIONSHIPS & DEPRESSION

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...

I DON'T LIKE MYSELF

We all have a relationship with ourselves, just as we have relationships with the other people around us. We all tend to think of ourselves in a certain way ...

RELATIONSHIPS & ANXIETY & OCD

Problems with anxiety or obsessive thinking can put a lot of pressure on a relationship. If you have anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), it can be very...

STONEWALLING

Most of us have been guilty of ‘stonewalling’ our partners at one point. But what is stonewalling? You might know...