大衛（不是他的真名）說，在他開始參加英國基金會在約克舉辦的課程之前，他經常 "不必要地橫眉冷對"，讓他的家人 "如履薄冰"。
"我最不想做的事情是控制或脅迫--但我陷入其中，我猜是出於不安全的因素，"他告訴BBC Look North。
"他們是否因我的行為而感到威脅？ - 如果是這樣，那肯定是不行的，"他補充說。
An abusive husband thrown out of home over his behaviour towards his family has praised a programme which helped him address his actions.
David - not his real name - said he was often "unnecessarily cross" leaving his family "treading on eggshells" before he began attending sessions run by Foundation UK in York.
He shared his story as the charity warned of a possible spike in reports of domestic abuse during the World Cup.
Speaking to the BBC anonymously to protect him and his family, David said after attending the sessions he felt sad about "what I put my family through and I feel uncomfortable when I see how I made my wife feel".
He said: "I would get frustrated if things weren't happening in the way I wanted them to.
"[I would] get verbally aggressive and then, at times, if [my wife] was out past the time that was expected, I would message her [and] wouldn't go to sleep until she came back.
"The last thing I ever wanted to do was be controlling or coercive - but I fell into it out of, I guess, an element of insecurity," he told BBC Look North.
As England launched their World Cup bid on Monday, Sinead Cregan, director of development and innovation at Foundation UK, said reports of domestic abuse tended to increase during football tournaments.
"During the previous World Cup cup incidents of domestic abuse rose by 38%, and that was just the fact that England were playing - it wasn't related to whether they lost or won," she said.
David said the programme made him think "what does this look and feel like to someone else?".
"Do they feel threatened by my behaviour? - if so, that's certainly not ok," he added.