Relationships are an important part of a healthy lifestyle for both our physical and mental health.
The relationships we have with those around us make a big difference to how happy we are, how our children thrive and how we get though the challenges in life we sometimes face.
We all have disagreements and fall out with people, it’s a natural part of relationships. Disagreements can be big and small, whether it’s how we want to bring up our children, to who spends the most money, to who last did the washing up! Not all disagreements are damaging, it’s how we deal with them that is important.
When disagreements are not resolved, happen frequently or there are long periods of the ‘silent treatment’ they can turn into conflict. Whether parents are together or separated, the way you and your partner communicate can impact on your children.
Parental conflict is not the same as domestic abuse – if you are afraid of your partner or feeling that they control your life then this is more likely to be domestic abuse and support is available for you. Please seek help by visiting the
- Bradford Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (DASV) website
- calling the National Domestic Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (open 24 hours a day)
- calling our local service Staying Put on 0808 2800 999 (open Mon-Fri 9.30-4.30)
- in an emergency always call 999