I don't believe it is one sided, I don't believe spouses should be allowed to get away with this sort of thing. It is not just the man who does it either. I have seen other cases where the man was abused in the relationship. It means the court should get involved in both cases
Mark, I'm so sorry to hear about your son's terrible ordeal. I will be thinking about your family and hoping for a speedy recovery for your son, and a swift resolution to putting the people responsible away.