My husband abuses me. How can I get my partner to change?
Sadly, there are far too many relationships where the abused partner ‘hangs in there’ in hope that somehow the violence will stop. More often than not, after a cooling off or honeymoon period, the cycle of abuse and violence resumes.
In our experience, we see many men ‘get it’ and have a ‘wake up call’ to how damaging their behaviour was. This generally occurs after a partner leaves, after an assault, or after the police have issued an apprehended violence order (AVO).
At this stage, many men reach to us and enter a men’s program or counselling. In this, they generally stop their physically violent behaviour and start to understand how they emotionally abused their partner. This brings the best hope for the restoration of a relationship.