Relationship advice

This section of the website provides information to support couples to think about their relationship, and to explore ways of making their relationship happier and more fulfilling.

These pages do not attempt to give answers for every relationship problem - what works well for one couple may not work for another.  Instead, we offer ideas to enrich relationships and look at the issues that commonly impact every relationship at some stage.

There are common issues in most relationships, regardless of whether the couple are heterosexual or gay, in first or second or third committed relationships, are of similar or different ages, or come from the same or different cultures.

The information is most likely to be of use to people contemplating, in, or ending committed relationships and does not have a particular focus on young people and their relationship issues. Young people may find it more useful to look at websites like Kids Helpline ( or Headspace (

If your issues are very complex, or if you feel that you are not safe in your relationship, we advise you to seek professional help as soon as possible. The information offered on this website may not meet your needs.

Our most commonly asked topic areas include:  

Relationships Australia State and Territory websites

The views or opinions expressed in this information are general in nature and do not constitute professional advice. You may benefit from professional help to deal with individual and complex issues.