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  • The causes of family violence include deeply held beliefs about masculinity.
  • Perpetrators tend to blame other people, alcohol or circumstances for their violent outbursts.
  • Perpetrators often minimise, blame others, justify or deny their use of violence or the impact of their violence.
  • Perpetrators undergoing counselling for their violent behaviour need to recognise that regaining the trust of their family will take time, and that their partner has the right to end the relationship if they choose to.

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Reviewed on: 08-02-2022