The Holidays can be a very stressful time for many and it is also the season when Domestic Violence seems to rise to its peak. Domestic Violence is not simply about a man abusing (mentally, physically, emotional or financially) a woman, it happens both ways, it also happens among children, teens & adults of all ages, cultural, religious or sexual origins. Poverty is one of the major causes of domestic violence, when some one withholds the most basic essentials from another person; that's abuse and it perpetrated by a family member, lover, employer or the government.
Become aware of the signs of Domestic Violence and mind your own behavior while keeping yourself safe. Emotional Abuse can be worse than physical abuse in some instances, Pray for strength to walk away and not look back, especially when there are children involved. Break the cycle.