Relationships




03 9870 7044 or freecall outside Melb metro area 1800 647 995

When relationships change, your whole life can change. You may feel hurt … angry or lonely and confused.

Whether it’s friendships, a partner or problems with your family, this can be a time of great stress and turmoil, when the mind races, trying to understand and bring back some harmony.

Relationships can be complicated but conflicts, when worked on, can lead to stronger bonds and greater satisfaction.

There are several things you can do to help yourself:

  • Talk to someone you can trust – Look for someone who can listen, care and not automatically take sides.
  • Communicate – initiate talking rather than brood.
  • “I feel” messages – talk about how you feel and what you would like rather than blame the other person.
  • Be safe – Find a safe place and a safe way to express your frustration and anger. It may help to talk about it, go for a run or rip up some paper.
The short articles in this section (see ‘Relationships’ menu top right) may give you some helpful perspectives and ideas.
You can download this Help Sheet too – Relationships

These are only general suggestions. You should always seek outside help if you are unsure what to do. If you need to talk to someone you can call Open Doors on (03) 9870 7044 or Freecall (Outside Melbourne) on 1800 647 995, or use our Contact Form –

NEED TO TALK?  Click here to request a contact from one of our counsellors

On the Contact Form tell us your phone number (Australia only), the best day and time for us to call you, and let us know if it’s ok to leave a message should you not be able to answer the phone.  A counsellor will call by the next business day during Centre opening hours (Mon: 9.30-8.00pm; Tues, Wed, Thur: 9.30-3.00pm. Closed public holidays.) You can also request an appointment for face to face counselling or just ask a question.

Open Doors Counsellling

5 Greenwood Ave Ringwood 3134 Victoria Australia