Many children’s life stories included accounts of close relationships, with family life filled with happy memories of quality time with parents and siblings, both in their daily routines on the island and in many family holidays, sometimes to quite exotic places. A number of children described a really good relationship (Anna, 16) with caring parents who would always help me with anything (Victoria, 10), to whom they could tell everything and with whom they felt safe (Freya, 10). A number of children told stories of parental separation, the formation of new families and acquiring step-parents, brothers and sisters. Most children continued to have contact with the parent no longer living at home, others not wanting continued contact due to family conflict.
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