Reducing Parental Conflict 

The new Separating better app offers free support for separating parents. It has been created by relationship experts at OnePlusOne, a leading relationship research and innovation charity. 

Separating better will equip parents with the practical information and emotional skills they need to help them self-manage their separation and put arrangements in place that work in the best interests of their children.

Other app features include: 

  • A series of specially created Work it out videos showing typical co-parenting situations and the impact poorly handled parental conflict can have on children. The videos use Behaviour Modelling Training techniques to help parents to learn better conflict management and communication skills – parents will see a family situation going badly before seeing how it could be handled in a better way. 
  • An emotional readiness quiz to help parents reflect on where they are emotionally in their separation journey and set personal goals to help them as they progress through the app.  
  • Evidence-based articles offering expert advice on many aspects of separation and co-parenting. 

Links to download the free app: 

Download Separating Better for iOS devices 
Download Separating Better for Android devices 

In addition to the app, which can be downloaded from app stores or OnePlusOne’s website, Suffolk residents also have free access to the following online courses offering relationship support: 

  • Me, You and Baby Too – a course for new and expectant parents. 
  • Arguing better – a course to help improve conflict resolution and communication skills. 
  • Getting it right for children – a course to help separating and separated parents co-operatively parent together and develop positive communication skills. 

To access the courses, parents can visit the Parent resource sign up page on the OnePlusOne’s website and select Central England and then Suffolk from the list of options. They can then create their own personal account to access the courses as often as they’d like.