Also, I wasn't going to post about this...but I think it's good to let out my anger over it, so here goes:
A close relative of mine was in a domestic abuse situation last week. I was shocked over it, and kept teetering between emotions of anger and worry. Long story short, she's doing fine, but the family is a mess right now, and everything is up in the air.
It makes me livid that there are men (and even some women) that will resort to violence when angered.
What's different about this case, is the husband had never been violent before (in a 13 year marriage). This raises the question of mental health issues. He's in his 60s, so dementia is a possibility. It's all so complicated.
Is it bad that I'm still angry at him, even if there are possible mental health issues in the mix? I just can't help it. What's worse is, the children witnessed the altercation.
I guess there's nothing more to say on this issue. What bugs me is I can't do much to help here. I can offer support and sympathy, but not much more than that.
At least, this guy will be going to a psychologist soon...and hopefully, HOPEFULLY, that will help.