After giving birth, when it hurts just to go to the toilet, the thought of having to resume love-making can be worrying. Sex postpartum isn’t something that most women, or men, talk about openly – but it can be a major concern. As well as fears over pain, new parents find themselves exhausted with looking… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Parenting
We’re preparing for a surge in enquiries from couples whose relationships reach breaking point over the summer. Last year, we received a 49% increase in calls in September compared to an average month in 2016 along with a 9% rise in web traffic to the national site. This makes it our second busiest time of… Read more »
We all know that talking to your partner and being open about how you feel is important. But it’s easy to let regular talking fall by the wayside — especially with the demands of a busy working life or when looking after children. Why is talking every day important?
For the past few months we have been running FREE one-day workshops for parents who are separating – aimed at helping them to help their children through this difficult time. We’re now towards the end of the programme and the final workshop will be held on Friday 23rd June in Bedford. The day covers topics… Read more »
Counsellors at Relate Bedfordshire and Luton are preparing themselves for an anticipated spike in calls this September in the immediate post-holiday period in line with national trends. Relate saw a nine per cent increase in calls last year and is ready for a similar onslaught this year. Relate Bedfordshire and Luton wants couples to be… Read more »
Flying Start has secured grant funding for one year (until 31st March 2017) from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for a pilot programme known as the Local Family Offer. This work is part of the governments Life Chances strategy, which aims to tackle the root causes of disadvantage and deprivation and one of… Read more »
Father’s Day is meant to be a time to celebrate our dads and thank them for all they have done for us, but what if your relationship is far from perfect? If this is the case, you may take some solace in the fact that you are not alone. A recent study of over 16s… Read more »
Flying Start is Luton’s pregnancy to five strategy which focuses on improving outcomes for babies and children. Flying Start has secured grant funding for one year (until 31st March 2017) from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for a pilot programme known as the Local Family Offer. This work is part of the governments… Read more »
Mums are all kinds of things – kind, loving, motivational, fun. What words will best describe your mum this Mother’s Day?
The Relate Lecture was held with Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith MP, in Whitehall on Wednesday 10th February. This successful event, which was chaired by Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator, also doubled as the launch for Relate’s new policy report, All together now: Stronger relationships for a stronger society…. Read more »