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.
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.
I would say if you really love her/them then ask yourself: Do you want to change? Do you want to be respected by your family? You might think you are respected but like I found they were scared to say otherwise. I would also say, you might think you are a great couple.
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.
His eyes have begun to open and the defences that blocked communication are crumbling.
Pia - Burwood
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.
He has continued to control is anger. It has now been 20 weeks without holes in the wall.
Sandra - Ferntree Gully
Deals with situations more rationally.
Leanne - Port Melbourne
If you want to change, this is the place to do it.
The course is definately worth doing. It has helped with our relationship ad helped to make us bother happier people.
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
Hi Dave, It has been many years since I did your course and saw you on ABC tonight. In those days I was seeing my kids every second weekend and was struggling with anger.
Dear Dave and Jaqui, Watching the documentary tonight really hit home for me. I was in tears when I first watched the trailer and have been every time I have showed it to friends and family, even more tears tonight through the whole film.