After suffering a miscarriage and then having emergency surgery to remove one of my Fallopian tubes I was at my home with my now ex partner, I was trying to communicate with him about: A. what will be happening with a foster cat which he brought to our home. I was moving out and could not take it with me? B. what I should tell the landlord as I was moving out? He refused to speak to me and locked me out of the room he was in. In the highly hormonal and emotional state I was in I went into a rage and kicked the door in and started screaming at him to communicate with me. He then tried to leave at which point I got a steak knife and threatened to slash his tyres if he tried to leave without answering me. I am as shocked as anyone else with my actions and was not myself, I have no criminal record and have never been violent. He now has a DVO ( Domestic Violence Order) against me and I have to go to court tomorrow to say my side. What I want to know is if this can be passed off because of the state I was in? This happened 5 days after the miscarriage/surgery. Any other advice would be greatly appreciated too.