Healthy relationships are important for our physical and emotional well being

Good, supportive relationships with family, friends and partners will make you feel happy  and content. However, relationships are complex and at times can be difficult. A relationship can become distressed for a variety of reasons.

Relationship Stress Factors

  • Pregnancy
  • Birth of a Child
  • Co-Parenting difficulties
  • Change in Career
  • Physical Health problems
  • Mental Health problems
  • Grief and Loss
  • Affairs
  • Family relationships
  • Financial Stress
  • Substance use


Poor Communication

One of the most common reasons couples come in to relationship counselling at MRC is  because of poor communication. The struggle to communicate effectively may be because one or both of you are experiencing feelings such as:

  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Jealousy
  • Insecurity
  • Mistrust
  • Suspicion
  • Fear
  • Resentment


Behavioural symptoms of an unhappy relationship include:

  • Withdrawing
  • Distancing
  • Controlling
  • Constantly argumentative
  • Loss of Intimacy
  • Avoiding contact
  • Complaining
  • Highly demanding and critical of your partner
  • Avoiding your partner
  • Involved physically or emotionally with another person


Creating a loving and supportive relationship

Our MRC Consultants have the experience, background and qualifications to guide you  and your partner to:

  • Develop the skills to resolve conflict
  • Learn how to communicate effectively
  • Talk about your thoughts and feelings in a productive and constructive way
  • Really listen to what your partner is saying and resolve underlying issues
  • Help you get your relationship and life back on track
  • Improve your intimacy
  • Build trust


The problems for men in dealing with these difficulties alone can be extremely stressful.  Relationship counselling is available as an individual consultation, as a couple, or both.

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