Domestic Violence Through the Eyes of a Former Abuser
Domestic violence is a crime shrouded in secrecy. No one ever wants to admit they’re an abuser. But one man did. Marshun Green shared his story with CCX News and vows to become a better man.
The 35-year-old Green says he’s grateful to have a job. He works with the Minneapolis MAD DADS anti-violence program.
“I’ve witnessed so many people all over the city, the homelessness, people who are hopeless,” said Green about working with MAD DADS.
The program gave him a new perspective on his life and his dark past.
“I just don’t like the feeling. It eats at my conscious daily,” explained Green.
Green has been in a relationship with his girlfriend for about 15 months, but at one point, things turned rocky. He says stress from losing a home and a job took a toll on the relationship.
“It still doesn’t justify the behavior,” said Green. “She’s venomous with that mouth when she’s upset. There’s no excuse for my behavior as a man. Just getting attacked in such an aggressive manner, verbally. Swish, I swung a few times.”
Green says there were at least three separate incidents of abuse.
“I always knew it was wrong,” said Green. “Unfortunately, we had to go through that domestic situation. I’m still remorseful for it.”
Green is getting help from the men’s support group at MAD DADS working on his anger issues. The group meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.