As the holidays approach, many domestic violence hotlines report a spike in calls from people claiming abuse by their partners. Many have long believed that the stress of the holidays, closeness of family and the consumption of alcohol trigger these episodes. However, alcohol and stressful family reunions use may be only part of the problem.
If you are facing accusations of domestic abuse, you have a right to be concerned. The penalties for those convicted of domestic violence can be harsh, and the collateral damage to your life can be long-reaching. It may help you to understand some of the latest information on violence between partners.