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Many of the parents we speak to say their experiences bringing up a disabled child have brought them closer together. Some couples do become overwhelmed and separate, but with the right support both parents can play an active and important role in their child's life.
Just as each of you needs looking after, so does your relationship. These are some ideas for how you might build up your relationship. See what works for you.
Differences can be exciting and bring new things to the relationship. But differences can also become troubling. Discussing differences is an important element of managing them.
Difficulties between partners can leave children feeing vulnerable and anxious. You can help by bearing in mind some of these suggestions.
Visit our page on relationship breakdown and separation, below, for more about relationship support.
Advice on some of the practical and legal issues you’ll need to think about if you and your partner separate.
You can also visit Family Life Plus, our relationship support site developed with relationship charity OnePlusOne.
You may be entitled to certain benefits and tax credits that may help with the extra costs you face.
Information and advice on working and childcare, including benefits in work and finding childcare.
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