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
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
This program will teach you to listen and understand your partner, your feelings and learn ownership and self control.
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 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.
He manages his anger. He talks to me about his feelings, which helps him to stay level headed.
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 UTAS Student Living Team would like to thank you both for your recent Let’s Change the Story two-day professional development. This learning experience was invaluable in leading the Student Living Support Officers to develop self-awareness and understanding of attitudes that contribute to domestic violence.