It’s crucial to recognize that not all relationships, whether they’re with friends or family members, always run smoothly – every relationship is different, and things can get tough.
There may be disagreements about:
Whatever is going on, it really helps to talk about how you are feeling. Please remember, whatever the time, day or night, there is always someone you can talk to.
Childline have lots of great advice on what to do if your family are not getting on.
https://www.oneplusone.org.uk/parents OneplusOne provide free digital resources designed to support families and help parents understand how conflict in their relationship with current and/or ex partners impacts on their children.
Some adult relationships break down and can result in separation or divorce. There is usually never one reason why people break up, some people grow apart or sometimes things happen to change how people feel about each other.
The most important thing for you to know is that it is not your fault.
It is ok to feel upset when big life events happen. You may feel angry, miss how life was before, had to change schools, give things up (like a pet) or not get to see people that you care about as much as you did before.
How you feel is important and it is essential that you understand the situation as much as possible. You should not be afraid to ask questions about things you are unsure about. Sometimes talking may feel difficult, so writing things down may help.
After a divorce or separation some young people feel that they no longer wish to see one of their parents/carers. This can be challenging as the people involved may be feeling worried or hurt.
If you’re experiencing difficulties in any relationship, try: