In the excitement and exhaustion of becoming parents,
the first thing that can get overlooked is your
relationship. You might spend less time together, argue
over little things, drift apart... In the UK, one in five
children see their parents separate before the end of
their first year at school. Almost one in two children
experience family breakdown before they finish school.
But it doesn't have to be like this. Most family
breakdown is avoidable.
Harry Benson is the author of Mentoring Marriages, and the Communications Director of the Marriage Foundation. He and his parent volunteers have run over 500 sessions of Let's Stick Together courses for 5,000 new parents through Bristol health centres and clinics. Let's Stick Together is now being rolled out across the UK by the charity Care for the Family. He is also the author of Scram!