We’re expecting a child, who should give up their career? read article

When couples are expecting their first child, it’s important to clarify how the baby will be looked after. To do this, a detailed discussion is needed between the parents-to-be.

Raising twins – a special challenge? read article

When parents are expecting twins, they often ask whether there is anything special about raising them. Fundamentally no, says psychologist Melanie Henriks-Luckinger.

When is a relationship toxic? read article

Mutual harm can occur over longer periods of time within a relationships, and they are then increasingly referred to as toxic. But what does that really mean?

I no longer find my partner sexually attractive read article

There can be a number of reasons why people no longer like sharing a bed with their partner, no longer like to touch their partner and no longer feel any sexual attraction or desire for their partner. 

Constant conflict due to differing opinions read article

“Birds of a feather flock together” and “opposites attract”. Both are true in partners, but when frustration about different values, opinions or attitudes predominate, the couple need to do something.

Mental load: how does equal family management work? read article

Management in the household and family – thinking, planning, organising and actually achieving what you had planned – takes even more effort when there are children in the mix. These thousand-item-long to-do lists known as the mental load primarily fall on the women.

I don’t see any meaning in life read article

Identity crises or existential crises can occur at various stages of life. They could be triggered by specific events such as retirement or bereavement, but they could also just happen without any rhyme or reason.

Bringing old or disabled parents to live with you read article

If your parent(s) find(s) it difficult to look after themselves because they are old, weak or disabled, the question of whether you can take care of them yourself often comes up.

How children can be well prepared for life-changing situations read article

A change of home, moving abroad, an illness – there are many different events that can have a significant impact on life with children and the lives of those children.

What should I do with my free time? read article

“Lots of people are still very worried about catching COVID and are spending a lot of time at home. Even young people remain isolated and don't really know what they should do with their time,” says Michaela Fischer.

Keeping the peace during conflict read article

During his counselling sessions, Martin Krautschneider often deals with clients who seek his help due to ongoing conflicts and disputes.

Who should look after my child? read article

Childcare is an issue for all families with children, and difficult situations can occur for everyone, not just single parents.

Children, job, relationship – it is all getting too much for me read article

“Digitisation, working from home and a high workload put a lot of people, particularly single parents, under extreme time pressure,” explains Martina Hubner.

You want to get married? Sorry, but I don’t. read article

When the topic of marriage comes up in relationships, it is entirely possible for the couple to have completely different opinions. One of the two wants to get married, the other doesn’t. Stalemate?

The desirable ideal of a woman: do I have to do all of it? read article

“Pressure on women has been increasing over time. Growing and changing ideals of beauty and body shape in women have been observed since the 1980s" says Karin Macke.

Re-traumatisation caused by the war in Ukraine read article

Since reporting on the war in Ukraine started, Sonja Mille has noticed that people who experienced similar events are often reminded of previous experiences. This includes those who were driven out of former Yugoslavia and people who have fled the war in Syria.

Corona, war, the rise in living costs: it’s all too much! read article

Times like these are particularly difficult for lots of people, particularly those who are already stressed or react in a very sensitive way.

How do I explain war to my child? read article

From her counseling sessions, Isabella Kainersdorfer knows that the war in Ukraine is a taboo topic in many families and among friends.

The war in Ukraine and its effects on counseling sessions read article

Counseling centers are reporting increasing levels of discussion of the current war during counseling sessions.

The mobile as a disruptive element in a partnership read article

Mobile phones are common topics in counseling, particularly with issues relating to jealousy, attention or spending time together as a couple.

How to find mental rest read article

Impulse control disorders, outbursts of rage, heart attacks, digestive disorders – these and numerous other symptoms may occur as a result of mental overload being ignored.

Am I just melancholic or am I depressed? read article

People often feel mentally unwell for days or even weeks, but it’s difficult to pin down a specific issue or specific incident as the cause.

Saying yes to yourself read article

“If you know where your own limits are, you can defend them. If others know where your limits are, they can protect them.”

Who’s going to look after the children – you or me? read article

Couples often don’t agree on who should look after the children. The first question that comes up is where does that come from?

When divorce seems impossible read article

When married couples no longer feel that a marriage is right for them and they think about divorce, they often feel that their circumstances make it impossible to get divorced.

Is life harder for introverted people? read article

People who are more turned in on themselves, who are quieter, stand in the background and don’t elbow others out of the way to get through are generally referred to as introverted.

Expectations of a partnership read article

Relationships are fundamentally shaped by people’s expectations, and in a relationship we want to live up to our partner’s expectations.

Being allowed to grieve read article

In her counseling sessions, Silke Dorfer regularly deals with people who are grieving the death of a loved one. Often, it’s someone very close to them with whom they had planned and built a life together.

What is manipulation and how can I recognise it? read article

We can assume that basically everyone is manipulative. We learn that during childhood.

How do supervised visits work? read article

Supervised visits are often court-mandated and enable minor children to have regular contact with parents with visitation rights despite the separation.

My children don’t accept my new partner read article

There are often difficulties when people start a new relationship after separating from the mother or father of their children.

Disadvantaged by a foreign surname read article

We are generally scared of what we don’t know, and this causes us to reject it. This process is anchored deep in the human psyche and as a result is difficult to avoid.

My child doesn’t want to visit their parent who doesn’t live with us read article

When parents separate, agreements are mostly made about visits, but this isn’t always right for the children.

Psychological violence in a partnership read article

Threats, humiliation, insults – sometimes even sleep deprivation. Experts put all of these in the category of psychological violence against another person.

How can I best get to know my patchwork children? read article

There is a kind of forced dependence between stepparents and stepchildren – you should be able to get along with one another even if you don’t like one another at the start.

How to help my children be more self-confident read article

There are phases when children and young people don’t like themselves and just find everything terrible.

Domestic violence: when men become violent read article

The pandemic has shown that tense situations resulted in various unexpected potential sources of violence.

My friends gossip about me read article

Family, clothes, inadequate language skills, changes in behaviour, posts on social networks – these are some of the many reasons that could cause people to gossip about others.

Pregnant at 14 – what can you do? read article

Pregnancies are mostly not planned decisions in young women. Sexuality is often experienced at an early stage when the family situation is sub-optimal. 

Bad news from a prenatal diagnostician read article

Some of the worst news a pregnant woman can get: something is wrong with your child. It’s a shock that needs to be overcome and that you need to deal with.

Growing up with a disability read article

If a child is born with a disability or an impairment is identified later in life, it impacts the whole family.

Contraception is relevant for everyone read article

Ignorance, a feeling of shame or incorrect information from sources that were not carefully selected – these are the obstacles that come up time and time again when it comes to talking about contraception with young people.

Coming out – only possible if you have a positive self-image read article

It is ordinary comments and behaviours that affect coming out – a process that parents face with their children.

Current corona measures in the funded family counseling centers read article

From 16 April 2022, face-to-face meetings with no further protective measures are able to be offered.

Family Guide - services for families in Austria read article

The Family Guide contains compact and understandable explanations for (expectant) mothers and fathers of the support measures and services provided for families by the state.

6th Austrian Family Report read article

It is not just values like the wellbeing of children and partnerships that are important for a successful family policy, but a thorough, scientific discussion of the topic of family is needed too.

Family Portal read article

The Family Portal offers all interested parties a great deal of information about financial support services and services for families in Austria.

Family Service read article

The Family Service is an information and service center run by the Division for Family and Youth within the Federal Chancellery.

Violence read article

Unfortunately, family is not always a place of safety and loving care.

Disability read article

Disabled people and their relatives often have special needs, regardless of whether the disability is a mental or physical one.

Being a parent read article

Being a parent is probably one of the tasks in life that takes the most strength, energy and commitment.

Pregnancy read article

For many expectant mothers and fathers, pregnancy is a time of unanswered questions or even uncertainty.

Extremism read article

Are you worried that your child, your friend or your pupil may have affiliated themselves with an extreme religious or political group?

Balancing family and career read article

To be able to manage the balance between family life and work, circumstances need to be created in which the family needs and the requirements of day-to-day working life are able to be reconciled as well as possible.

Financial help for families read article

Terrible events such as deaths can threaten the very existence of families.

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