I realise a majority of the victims in domestic violence are women and girls BUT that is no excuse to not include the attacks on our men and boys. Women can be as cruel and controlling as men. I don’t have the answers, but I feel like awareness and support are key. It always starts at home. Speak to your kids or family. Talk openly and freely about what is and isn’t acceptable behaviour. Watch how you and your partner communicate with each other, the kids see this and will impact how they perceive relationships in the future.
If you are having trouble look to your local support groups for help. If you don’t get the answer you need, go further. Sometimes finding the right person to speak too takes time. If you want to help others, share the hotlines for Domestic Violence but most importantly start the conversations.
White Ribbon Australia have contact details for anyone needing help, women, men and children.