Jerry Retford Shares His Story of Taking Responsibility, Ending Abusive Behavior

“And I need to take responsibility for that if I want to get well. Instead of blaming everyone else for what was going on, I started looking at me and how I can change me and it was a phenomenal process…” ~ Jerry Retford, on recovery from abusive behavior


Source: – Love is NOT Abuse

Australia, Sept, 2015: Jerry Retford used to physically and emotionally abuse his wife, even in front of his children. Following a divorce from his wife, he received help through an intensive therapy program called Relationships that “helps violent men acknowledge and change their abusive behaviours”.

Retford has publicy shared his story to take responsibility for his own actions, and to encourage other men with abuse or anger problems to seek help.

Retford is also using his own story of ending the cycle of violence to create a number of short films with Films4Change. 

Read Full Story:

Domestic violence: Reformed perpetrator Jerry Retford calls on abusers to ‘take responsibility’ By Heidi Davoren

Former domestic violence abuser, Jerry Retford, speaks out about his problem and how domestic violence can be stopped. Studio 10 | 8:30am weekdays on Channel TEN

About Emily Court

It takes "Just Us" To Fight Injustice in Family Court. I blog to raise awareness about problems existing in the family court system, and use my own story as a personal example of how the systemic failures in family court, and the Guardian ad Litem Program, affect families, in an effort to encourage needed reform. Written by a survivor of domestic violence and homelessness working to create a better life for her children, in a stable home free of violence. In her efforts to rebuild her life, she has not only encountered harassment and intimidation from her alleged abuser but faced systematic failures in family court that have empowered her alleged abuser and put her children at risk. She has spent over a decade trapped in family court until her children finally aged out of the system. Through writing and blogging, FCI is working to raise awareness about domestic violence, and the urgent need for family court reform. She is currently working on a memoir titled "'Til Prayers Are Answered".
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