Maintaining Healthy Relationships


Partners: A Guide to Successful Relationships

A resource guiding couples to set their relationship up for success and longevity. Tips for communication, conflict management, and improving your relationship.

Healthy relationships have a huge impact on our wellbeing and mental health.  

Having a healthy, loving and long-lasting relationship requires both parties to have a continual willingness to work on themselves and your relationship.  

Continuing to build on your friendship will strengthen your relationship. Together you can positively work through any challenges you encounter.   


  • Be clear with your wants and needs in the relationship.  
  • Share information and create opportunities for understanding. Don’t leave your partner to guess or assume what you are thinking.
  • Talk about the hard stuff when things are going well. 
  • Learn how to recognise and understand your own emotions. 
  • Get to know each other’s communication strengths and weaknesses. 


  • Set regular time aside for just the two of you – and stick to it.  
  • Be open and communicate about your intimacy. 


  • Approach conflict with a helpful attitude. Conflict should be a discussion – not a war.  
  • Learn to acknowledge your own emotions and manage them. When your emotions start to heighten, take a time-out to calm down.  
  • Acknowledge each other’s point of view.  
  • Negotiate and seek a resolution. This might mean letting go and moving forward. 
  • Maintain perspective. The issue is the conflict, not your partner.  

Related Services

Building Better Relationships

Group program designed for partners to build connection and develop skills to cope positively with relationship stressors.


A safe and supportive environment to talk about challenges you may be experiencing and explore strategies to improve your wellbeing, intimate relationship or family relationships.