Family Life Category

The stages that you pass through from early life to retirement as a member of a family are called the family life cycle. As you reach each stage you are faced with new challenges and you will gain new skills that help you cope with this evolving cycle. Life doesn’t always run smoothly and situations such as severe illness, financial problems or the death of a loved one can have an effect on how well you pass through each stage. Whether you are a young person or over 50, MyAdviceGateway will help you locate the information and advice you need to cope with the challenges and stress of daily life.

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MARRIAGE, LIVING TOGETHER, CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS

Many people think that if you live with your partner for a couple of years you get the same rights as married couples. But this simply isn’t true. Therefore it is important that you understand your relationship’s legal status.

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RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS

Relationship problems or marital problems come in all shapes and sizes. As a couple you don’t live in a vacuum, you are part of and contribute to everything and everyone around you. Money, sex and arguments are at the root of most couples’ discontent.

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ENDING A RELATIONSHIP

There is no ‘good’ way to end a relationship, especially a long-term one. But there are ways to do it causing minimal hurt to your partner – and yourself.

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CHILD MAINTENANCE

Child maintenance is regular financial support for the cost of raising your child and is one of the most important things to agree on for parents going through a divorce or separation.

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CHILDCARE

Paying for your child’s care can account for a large percentage of your family income. However, there are ways you can get financial help if the care you use is provided by a registered childminder or setting.

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ADVICE FOR PARENTS, CARERS AND GRANDPARENTS

Parenting can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, but it can also be difficult and unpleasant. You’ll need different skills as your children grow from baby to toddler, right through to their teenage years.

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FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION

Fostering provides children who cannot live with their own families an alternative home where they can feel valued, respected and cared for. Adoption is a legal process which provides children who cannot be brought up by their own parents a new permanent family.

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ADVICE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

When you are young you learn from your parents but as you grow up, you are influenced more and more by the world outside your home, and by your friends, parents, teachers, and others you meet and interact with in the outside world.

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GENDER VIOLENCE

Gender violence covers different types of abuse including domestic violence, harassment and stalking, rape and sexual assault, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour-based abuse and trafficking.

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CHILD ABUSE

Abuse and neglect are forms of maltreatment of a child. Somebody may abuse or neglect a child either directly by inflicting harm, or indirectly, by failing to act to prevent harm.

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