Post-separation violence:The male perspective

  • Anne McMurray


This study investigated separation-related violence against women from the male perspective. It emerged from a set of studies that explored the experiences of non-custodial (access) parents in Western Australia, in maintaining parental relationships with their children1,2. Violence, both real and vicarious, was a pervasive theme in the original studies, with many males reporting that they had either planned, executed, or fantasized about violence against their spouses in retaliation for real or perceived injustices related to child custody, support, and/or access. In many cases, these thoughts and actions were reinforced by the encouragement of other males3. Their willingness to discuss episodes of violence led to a more focused study to investigate whether there were common expressions and opinions about violence that would aid our understanding of this important social and public health issue.


Borderline Personality Disorder Battered Woman Abusive Relationship Wife Beating Child Custody 
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  • Anne McMurray
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  1. 1.Faculty of Nursing and HealthGriffith UniversityAustralia

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