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Feelings the batterer may have

Fear

  1. Of being exposed as not as strong and superior as he pretends to be.

  2. Losing or not having financial control.

  3. Not being in control.

  4. Of showing his feelings and being vulnerable.

  5. Of pushing his family away from him and being alone.

Guilt

  1. Not treating his partner and family with kindness.

  2. Not being able to control his temper.

  3. Not providing the family with sufficient physical needs.

Embarrassment

  1. Embarrassment to ask from help from agency, as this would show weakness.

Anger

  1. Anger at society for demanding that he have the responsibility for family.

  2. Anger at partner for her wants and needs and demands.

  3. Anger at himself, for not being able to cope.
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