An undoubtedly controversial Australian husband and wife urge couples whose relationships are afflicted by domestic violence to stay together and work through their issues. They say it worked for them.
They believe that domestic violence issues tend to travel with each partner to their next relationship -and expose their children to greater risk of abuse.
They also recognize that sometimes there is no place for the parties to go away to anyway.
The couple, who are not mental health professionals, report that many abusers suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. They claim that many professionals now classify narcissistic personality disorder as a “developmental gap”, rather than as a mental illness or true personality disorder.
But healing the relationship takes work, the couple admit.