With couples forced to spend more time together during lockdown, it’s no surprise that tensions sometimes rise. Anxiety about work, disrupted routines, childcare issues and a lack of other social connections may lead couples to vent their frustrations on each other. Under this level of strain, it’s natural to become impatient or irritated with each other – even in a solid partnership.


Now more than ever, it’s vital to try to treat ourselves and others with extra compassion, patience and respect.


This virtual event will take you through the six needs of every successful relationship, and make you think about how you can implement these in your relationship. You’ll find out how to interact with your partner in a way that enhances honest communication, allowing for trust and vulnerability, while also juggling home schooling, schools reopening and working from home.


The session will be led by guest speaker Sue Atkins. As well as being an internationally recognised parenting expert, Sue specialises in supporting families. She’s the author of bestselling Amazon books ‘Parenting Made Easy – How to Raise Happy Children’ and ‘Raising Happy Children for Dummies,’ and a regular on This Morning, Good Morning Britain and Sky News.