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Is family life making you unhappy, anxious or afraid? Contact a hotline in Canterbury, New Zealand for free, confidential support

Family problems can be difficult to cope with. Personality clashes and communication breakdowns hurt the most when they happen at home. Whether you’re struggling with family-based abuse, trauma, tension, addiction or even parents who demand perfection, you are not alone. Take the first step and contact one of 1 helplines in Canterbury, New Zealand if you're experiencing the following:

  • Constant bickering, arguing or shouting between family members.
  • Trauma or loss of a loved one and its after effects on your family.
  • Personality clashes, arguments and fights in your family.
  • Problems such as consistent rivalry, mistrust or personality clashes between any of your family members.
  • A family member suffering from disability, illness or mental health problems.
  • Perfectionism, pressure or abuse from your parent, guardian, sibling or spouse.
  • Drug, alcohol or gambling addiction and the impact this can have on your family.
  • A sibling, parent or guardian who is absent physically or emotionally.

Family problems can be complicated. When different personalities are forced to live together under one roof, there's bound to be conflict. For some families, the conflict is severe and it can leave you feeling trapped, like you're living in a prison rather than a loving home.

Family challenges can be hard to solve because there may be many people involved. It can be difficult to even know where to start. Reaching out to a compassionate hotline volunteer or counselor in Canterbury, New Zealand can be a positive first step. You may benefit from voicing your frustrations to someone who wants to listen, understand, and support you.


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