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Marriage support organisations

There are some other organisations who may also be able to help you in your relationship:

Counselling Directory is a website where you can search online for the various types of support available form a counsellor or psychotherapist in your area.

The Couple Connection gives interactive information, advice, exercises and social networking for couples and parents.

The Five Love Languages find out about the love languages and discover how you can better commincate with your partner.

Marriage Care specialise in helping couples – married or not – build and sustain strong, fulfilling, healthy relationships, and in providing support in times of relationship difficulty.

The Marriage Course is a seven session course where couples can give their relationship an MOT through personal discussions. Courses are run throughout the UK.

One plus One is a relationship charity dealing with relationship issues, sex and intimacy, becoming a parent and divorce.

Relate give advice, counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations, telephone and face-to-face support for all couples.

Time for Marriage offer marriage enrichment weekends at venues around the country.

Infertility, miscarriage and stillbirth

Infertility Network UK is a national infertility charity, dedicated to the support of everyone affected by infertility.

The Miscarriage Association acknowledges the distress associated with pregnancy loss and strives to make a positive difference to those it affects.

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby and promotes research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives with online information and a helpline.

Tommy’s funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provides pregnancy health information.

Separation and divorce recovery

Divorce Care is an international initiative which has a strong Christian emphasis in its seminars and support groups where leaders are people who understand the impact of divorce. Each session is based around one of 13 video presentations.

Divorce Recovery Workshop includes a course of six weekly evening sessions, or a weekend residential course, this self-help group is based around a series of videos which provide the opening for a discussion in small groups.

Family Lives offer a support group to help parents in separation. There is a free guide to ‘helping you put your children first’ and a 24 hour helpline. ‘Parents Together’ groups and workshops encourage parents to share their experiences with others and get new ideas on how to bring up their children in a difficult time.

Sorting out Separation gives personalised information for separating parents to make sure you do what’s right for your children.

Domestic violence

Men’s Advice Line offers advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

National Domestic Violence Helpline is a Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Refuge gives advice and assistance to women and children escaping domestic violence.

Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 350 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.

This information is supplied in good faith, but Care for the Family cannot accept responsibility for any advice or recommendations made by other organisations or resources.