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 you are hesitant about the program, we all were! It is not that you have nothing to lose; you have everything to gain-it’s a rewarding time that benefits not only you, but your family and friends. It is a life time changing time that you control if you chose to do so.
Steve - Beaconsfield
Level one taught me what to look out for. It gave me new tools to recognize the affect of my behaviour on others.
Do it! Initially I thought I was in the wrong place, that there was nothing I could learn from this type of forum-some discussion, some issues seemed not to be relevant. But! Some other components are very worthwhile.
This program will teach you to listen and understand your partner, your feelings and learn ownership and self control.
Darryl - Pakenham
What did you like most about this program? I like the change I am starting to see in myself and my time with my wife. I want to learn how to communicate better with my whole family to enjoy them more (and vice versa).
Steve - Beaconsfield
He has more controlled and is less angry and sensitive to things I might say, He does not bite back a easily. His coping mechanisms are a lot better.
Manages stress, anger & frustration more effectively. More open about his feelings.
He is much more considerate and I think he may have stopped ‘playing mind’ games with me.
Jodie - Essendon
It is an ideal vehicle for making men to live up to their responsibilities.
Mary - Wantirna
Highly recommend it. It is worthwhile for the entire family, not just for them.
Congratulations! I have been feeling very depressed about the recent coverage of FV and the constant shaming of men. With no exploration of their (our/my) humanity, their lives, or discussion about whether they can be helped, let alone any thought of whether we actually should help these men, or how.