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Renovate your relationship - a manual for men

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) have teamed up with MensLine Australia to produce the Renovate your Relationship booklet.

Renovate your Relationship is a resource to help you think about the practical side of relationship maintenance.


“Sometimes we may overlook problems in our relationships and may only notice warning signs when it is too late.”


Sometimes, we may overlook problems in our relationships and only notice warning signs when it is too late. This resource has been created to help us identify the cracks forming in our connections before the foundations fall. The advice can empower us to act and reduce the severity of these cracks.



Renovate your Relationship can help us to understand what’s working, and what’s not working in our relationships.


Renovate your Relationship tools

The booklet highlights 13 project tools we can refer to when our relationships may need some attention.

Each project tool has a checklists of things to do:

  • Working together
  • Avoiding misunderstandings
  • Sharpen your tools
  • Resolving conflict
  • When the roof blows off! Dealing with anger and frustration
  • Who has the power? Abuse and violence
  • Self-maintenance
  • Renovate your sex life
  • Love
  • Valuing differences
  • Appreciation
  • When trust breaks down
  • Children – planning for the extension.

Download a free version of Renovate your relationship – A manual for men (PDF 8.46MB)

To purchase a hard copy, contact Relationships Australia Victoria on (03) 8573 2222.


If you or someone you know is struggling in their relationship, MensLine is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us on 1300 78 99 78.

If it is an emergency, call 000.