connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support


RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.

visit deadlyrav.com.au

Recommended reading

Browse a list of recommended books about various relationship issues compiled by the RAV librarian.

Communication and relationship issues

Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work McKay, Fanning and Paleg New Harbinger 2006
The Couple's Survival Workbook David Olson & Douglas Stephens New Harbinger 2001
Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work John Gottman Orion 2000
Getting The Love You Want: a Guide for Couples Harville Hendrix Schwartz & Wilkinson 2005
Getting it Right the First Time: Creating a Healthy Marriage Barry and Emily McCarthy Brunner-Routledge 2004
Wired for Love: how understanding your partner's brain and attachment style can help you defuse conflict and build a secure relationship Stan Tatkin New Harbinger 2011
Ten lessons to transform your marriage: America's love lab experts share their strategies for strengthening your relationship John Gottman Crown 2006
The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognise It and How to Respond Patricia Evans Adams Media Corp 2010
The Dance of Anger: a Woman's Guide Harriet Lerner Harper & Rowe 2005
The Dance of Intimacy: A woman's guide to courageous acts of change in key relationships Harriet Lerner Harper Collins 2003
The Dance of Connection: How to talk to someone when you are mad, hurt, scared, frustrated, insulted or desperate Harriet Lerner Harper Collins 2001

Sexual matters

Passionate Marriage: Love, Sex and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships David Schnarch, Norton 2012
Resurrecting Sex: Resolving Sexual Problems and Rejuvenating Your Relationship David Schnarch, Scribe Publications 2002
Sex-Life Solutions Janet Hall Finch Publishing 2005
Perfectly normal: living and loving with a low libido Sandra Pertot Rodale 2005
Rekindling desire: a step-by-step guide. Barry & Emily McCarthy Brunner-Routledge 2003
The sex-starved marriage: a couple's guide to boosting their marriage libido Michelle Weinter Davis Simon & Schuster 2003
Becoming orgasmic:a sexual and personal growth program for women Judith Heiman & Joseph Lo Piccolo Piatkus 2008
Wired for love: how understanding your partner's brain and attachment style can help you defuse conflict and build a secure relationship Stan Tatkin New Harbinger 2011
Coping with erectile dysfunction: how to regain confidence and enjoy great sex Michael E Metz New Harbinger

2004

Infidelity

Not just friends: protect your relationship from infidelity and heal the trauma of betrayal Shirley Glass Free Press 2003
After the affair: healing the pain, rebuilding trust Janis Abrahams Spring Harper 2006
Getting past the affair: a program to help you cope, heal and move on - together or apart Douglas K Snyder Guilford Press

2007

Intimacy after infidelity: how to rebuild and affair-proof your marriage Steven D Solomon New Harbinger 2006

Separation and divorce

Rebuilding when your relationship ends (includes workbook). Bruce Fisher Impact 2001
Coming apart: why relationships end Daphne Rose Kingma Conari Press 2000
Changing hearts: making good decisions about relationships and separating. Jill Burrett Allen & Unwin 1993
Splitting up JJudy Hogg Jane Curry 2010
Good parenting through your divorce: how to recognise, encourage and respond Mary Ellen Hannibal Marlowe and Co. 2007
Surviving separation Celia Conlan Scribe 2006

Children and separation

Helping children cope with divorce Edward Teyber Jossey-Bass
2001
Mom's house, dad's house: making shared custody work Isolina Ricci Simon & Schuster
1997
Mom's house dad's house for kids Isolina Ricci Simon & Schuster
2006
Making divorce easier on your child Nicholas Long McGraw-Hill
2002
Good parenting through your divorce: the essential guide to helping your children adjust and thrive Mary Ellen Hannibal Marlowe & Col 2007
Getting your children through divorce: a parent's guide to separation Anne Hooper Robson Books 2005
Creative parenting after separation Elizabeth Seddon Allen & Unwin
2003
Parenting after separation: making the most of family changes Jill Burrett Finch Publishing
2002
Putting children first: proven parenting strategies for helping children thrive through divorce JoAnne Pedro-Carroll Avery 2010

Stepfamilies

Active parenting for stepfamilies: for parents and step-parents Michael H Popkin Active Parenting 2007
Be a great step-parent Suzie Hayman Teach Yourself 2010
The RELATE guide to second families: living successfully with other people's children Suzie Hayman Vermilion 2010
Making molehills out of maintains: a practical guide to stepfamilies Margaret Howden Stepfamily Assoc of Victoria 2004
Stepfamilies: surviving and thriving in a new family Suzie Hayman Simon & Schuster 2005
Stepfamily therapy: a 10-step clinical approach Scott Browning APA 2012
Healing a child's heart after divorce: 100 practical ideas for families, friends and caregivers Alan D Wolfelt Companion Press 2011

Some titles for children

Cassie the upside down koala Amaryll Perlesz Good Ships, Relationships Australia Victoria 2015
Zoe's Choice Mina Shafer Good Ships, Relationships Australia Victoria 2016
Dinosaurs divorce Marc Brown & Laurie Krasny Brown Little Brown & Company 1988 
Two homes Claire Masurel  Candlewick  2003 
Mama and daddy bear's divorce Cornelia Maude Spelman Albert Whitman & Company  1998 
My stick family  Natalie June Reilly & Brandi J. Pavese New Horizon Press 2002
My family's changing  Pat Thomas  Barron's Educational Series  1999 
Sam's Sunday dad  Margaret Wild & Lorraine Hannay  Margaret Hamilton Books  1999 
It's just different now  Linda Epsie & Gabrielle Greig  Spectrum Publications  2015 
The huge bag of worries  Virginia Ironside  Hachette Children's  2011 
I don't want to talk about it  Jeanie Franz Ransom   Magination   2000 
The visitors who came to stay Annalena McAfee Walker Books Ltd 2000
At daddy's on Saturdays  Linda Walvoord Girard  Albert Whitman & Company  1987 
Mom and dad break up Joan S. Prestine Fearon Teacher AIDS 1996
When my parents forgot to be friends Jennifer Moore-Mallinos Barron's Educational Series 2005

 

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