A: "In my relationship the point was that I kept reacting the same way;
wanting my peace and quiet. Quiet!
Enough is enough!
If it continued in this way, and it usually did continue, then
I started slugging. This wasn't always the case, but it happened
again and again. I'm not proud of it.
I'm looking for a direction, a path that I can work towards
in such relationships, particularly in a loving relationship, where I
no longer have to be violent. I am very lucky that
my girlfriend is still with me and also that no greater
harm was done ..."
B: "The constant confrontations are taking their toll on me.
At work, I can barely form a clear thought.
Our children are also suffering because of it."
C: "I'm constantly worked up about things at the moment:
whether it's the state of the apartment or because my wife
is never home in the evenings, because she spends so much time
with her sick mother. It got so bad that I hit her in the face.
After that, she stayed away from home for four days. I have to do something,
otherwise she'll leave me."
D: "Recently, when I was with my wife at a friend's party, I totally
lost it. An acquaintance spent the entire evening jokingly flirting
with my wife. I couldn't stand being stuck as the third wheel. When we
got home, I gave her a piece of my mind and afterward I beat her.
Now she's disappeared."
E: "My girlfriend ran away with my three kids to a women's shelter.
Whatever happens, I want them back."