Navigating Change


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.

The nature of your relationships, whether with your partner, children or parents, can shift throughout your life and depending on your circumstances.

Big changes might leave you feeling uncertain about where you stand and how to communicate your feelings and needs.

It is important to remember that it is normal to have a variety of reactions and emotions to change, and you can feel more than one emotion at once. For instance, you can be excited for the birth of your first child, as well as feeling overwhelmed by your new responsibilities.

Through times of change, our intimate and family relationships rely on strong communication to successfully navigate change as a team.

Tips to Navigate Relationship Changes

  • Listen and really hear
  • Validate one another’s experience
  • Show empathy
  • Manage your emotions
  • Seek help early to be best prepared to deal with change when it arises.

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.

Senior Relationship Services

Support for ageing Australians and their families to have difficult conversations and discuss important life decisions.