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.
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 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.
I have noticed HUGE CHANGES! A different man to what he had become, I’m starting to look at him as the man I had married so long ago. The depression has lifted.
Robyn - Parkdale
Deals with situations more rationally.
Leanne - Port Melbourne
He is much more considerate and I think he may have stopped ‘playing mind’ games with me.
Jodie - Essendon
Well worth it, will strengthen your relationship and help with communication.
Marie - Epping
Educational for abusive people make them accountable for their actions and what they have to do if they ant a better quality of life.
This program can be a very sobering experience. It is worthwhile.
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.
The work that he does is brilliant and the way he is tackling the systemic toxic masculinity is vital work. In a primary setting we are not immune from it and see these power imbalance type behaviours being reinforced by dads and ignored or brushed over by mums.