I am concerned about my own behaviour


If you think your behaviour is hurting the people you care about support is available

 Family violence includes a range of behaviours. Each of these can be demonstrated in a variety of ways:

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Verbal
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual

To understand what these might mean visit: https://mensline.org.au/changingforgood/resource/what-is-violence/

Taking Responsibility

It’s hard to face up to your own actions, you might want to deny responsibility for your behaviour. Blaming your partner is the most common way to do this.

  • You think they need to change – to stop or start doing something so you won’t be triggered.
  • You’d rather focus on their behavior.
  • You minimise the behaviour – “It only happened a couple of times”, “It was just a slap”.
  • You use excuses.

No matter how you feel it is not okay to scare your partner or children. No one should live in fear of the people closest to them.

No matter what they do it is not okay to hurt them. Things can be different.

Support Available

MensLine Australia
Counselling service (including phone) for men by men. A safe place to talk and seek support. Women are also able to phone for advice.
1300 015 120

Orange Door
Support services for women as well as intake and referrals for men.
1800 271 150