Parenthood and the parents’ relationship
Being a parent is not always easy, but it is comforting to know that many others grapple with the same types of difficulties. The parents do not have to be together to be good parents, and the composition of families varies a lot. The children may, for example, only live with one parent or in several homes as part of a reconstituted family.
A good relationship needs work and the parties can influence its functionality. Even small actions and discussions help to keep the relationship balanced and alive.
This section contains information on growing into parenthood and the different stages of a relationship. The ‘For new parents’ section is intended for families expecting their first child. The ‘Crisis in the family’ section addresses many small and greater adversities that families may face.