The New Perspective on Couple’s Domestic Violence
Domestic violence has only recently been addressed in Taiwan, as researchers and therapists have been making progress in women victims. Previous research explored abusers, while more recent research is addressing those who have been abused. This article applies a theory drawn from the field of the marriage and family therapy (MFT) looking at both victims and abusers within the family unit. The systemic interaction or energy interaction drawn from MFT can bring a new look on couple’s violent behaviors. This new perspective explores violent interactions in a holistic manner avoiding falling into the duality of the couple’s relationship such as “who is right,” or “who is wrong.” Instead, it is about the patterns of interactions between couples. Suggestions are made on how to use a higher position based on system/energy interaction and life perspective. It is important to treat domestic violence as a turning point for anyone who is involved in the violence. Like “crisis” in Chinese culture, this perspective contains crisis and also the meaning of opportunity. Moreover, eastern and western philosophies are addressed about new treatment plans and are incorporated. The therapy method from Hawaii, Ho’oponopono, is part of the discussion. It is based on one hundred percent responsibility, which means taking responsibility for everyone’s actions within the family, not only for one’s actions. This therapy also focuses on the problem from within; to change our reality means to change within one’s self.
|關鍵詞||伴侶關係、系統與能量互動、夏威夷療法、家庭暴力、家暴處遇、couple’s relationship、systemic and energetic interactions、Ho’oponopono therapy、domestic violence、treatment of domestic violence|