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
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.
Believe in yourself! It takes guts to admit you have a problem.
Darryl - Pakenham
Pick up the Bloody phone! It was the best move I ever made!
Scott - Cranbourne
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.
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
He is calmer now; he still does blow off but will easily walk away and now knows how to manage himself.
Gayleen - Pakenham
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
Educational for abusive people make them accountable for their actions and what they have to do if they ant a better quality of life.
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.
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.