Impact of your behaviour on your partner
Men who join our programme have said that they minimise the effect their behaviour has on their partner.
However, it is widely accepted that Domestic Violence has profound consequences for a woman’s physical and mental health. In some cases women have died from Domestic Violence.
You may already be aware that your partner could be tense or very anxious around you and may also have caused injuries to her such as black eyes, bruising and broken bones.
Behaviour such as this makes women feel vulnerable, stressed, hurt, worthless, scared and if you are honest with yourself you will be aware that your relationship with her is suffering badly and may be irreparably broken.
This behaviour is unacceptable. You may think that not physically violating your partner means that you are not abusive.
However the impact of controlling behaviour and emotional abuse, or shouting and slamming doors can all have an ongoing detrimental effect on the well being of your partner and children.