Surprising how many studies this one case has sparked. Universities now allow dissertations on the trial and the issues that occurred in this infamous relationship.
Men who find themselves in an argumentative relationship tend to reveal trigger topics often. If the partner has a manipulative motive it makes it very easy for them to exploit those weaknesses.
I won’t go too much into the topic of winning or losing but do keep an eye out for men’s mental health because the biggest problem is failing to acknowledge that men also have mental health issues. Men are less likely to accept a mental health issue is acting against them, therefore they either quieten down or show resentment towards people close to them through triggers.
If you find yourself in an argumentative relationship remember the aim is not to change the other person, it’s to build a negotiation style that generates progressive conversations.
Happy to speak further…
You make great points about men’s mental health in general – it does need more attention and people should try to communicate/negotiate rather than try to ‘change’ the other. However, your linking of this important issue to the Depp vs. Heard case is counter-productive.
First of all, Depp won the argument in the USA but he lost it in the UK. Context is important.
If you explore the ‘studies’ further, I’d hope you would see how this case is as much about misogyny, toxic relationships and the impact of populism as the mental health of both parties. I would recommend you read the article below, if you haven’t done so already. It’s just a perspective, but I would be glad to hear your thoughts on it.