There is not much question that when a family is healthy and happy, all seems right in the world. Fathers experience their greatest joys within the confines of a stable and healthy family relationship. But not all families are stable, healthy, and happy all the time. Children with disabilities , financial stresses, behavioral challenges , and just the ages and stages of different children can create challenges that may require some help to resolve.
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Ruth's Story – Family Counselling Case Studies | Relate
Dave and Jenny Smith are white, married, in their early twenties and live on a London housing estate. They have two children; Sean aged four years, and Sarah, aged two. Their marriage is very stormy, prone to repeated rows and occasional violence. Jenny accuses Dave of spending the house-keeping money on drinking and gambling.
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Mark is 28 and has been married to Sarah for six years. He works for his uncle and they regularly stay back after work to chat. Sarah has threatened to leave him if he does not spend more time with her, but when they are together, they spend most of the time arguing, so he avoids her even more.
My counsellor helped me see that I couldn't manage everything on my own and it was OK to talk to my mum about how I felt. When Ruth made the decision to split from her partner, Gary, she also decided to move back in with her mum so that she could take a breather and get the support she needed to get back on her feet. I was looking forward to moving back home with Mum, ending my relationship with Gary had been so stressful and upsetting I felt exhausted. I couldn't afford to get a place of my own and I thought being back home would help give the kids some normality. Ruth would often come home to find her daughter Kimberley upset after having nightmares and her son, Alex was playing up at school.