I feel it is a great program and it is great that men can get together and talk over issues affecting men. I like being able to speak freely about my feeling and thoughts with the other guys and I know I am not going to be judged.
What would you tell someone whose partner is asking them to do this program and be hesitant about doing it?
As long as you are honest with yourself and not afraid of any stigma, the program will change your life. You will develop a close bond with a group of men who want to improve their relationships.
If at anytime you have questioned yourself whether the way you handle things could be improved or just that there must be a better way of living for you and your family you should have already done this program. Good thing is, it’s never too late to change!
Preston - Cranbourne
Encourage them to do it. They will get a lot out of this program.
Believe in yourself! It takes guts to admit you have a problem.
Darryl - Pakenham
He has changed in so many ways – mainly he is respectful towards me and I feel safe with him. I have noticed that he listens to me more, lets me explain how I’m feeling instead of just listening to his.
He has stopped making everything all about him. He is a better husband because he is more aware of when he starts his abuse and stops very quickly.
I have noticed that Brian is able to control his temper a lot more, he is a lot more patient, and a much happier person to be around. He also listens to myself and the kids a lot more.
Natalie - Mt Eliza
He is much more considerate and I think he may have stopped ‘playing mind’ games with me.
Jodie - Essendon
I believe for every woman who finds herself in my situation, which seems never ending, would appreciate their partner doing this course. Baby steps but hopefully with time it will happen.
Kylie - Wonthaggi
Your partner needs to want to do this program for themselves. Your partner needs to be committed to changing because they themselves want to change.
Self-awareness, self-regulation, strategies for change, education on the cycle of violence. An understanding of how his abuse impacts on his partner and the relationship.