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Does Domestic Violence Spike Over the Holidays? - PetsEmpower
For many of us, the holidays are one of the happiest times of the year. We associate these winter months with family, celebration, and joy, but they can also come with extra helpings of pressure. Whether it’s financial stress from buying presents or the challenge of juggling even more obligations, anxiety is a common side effect of the high expectations of a having a “perfect” holiday. Each year around this time, local media outlets come out with stories about domestic violence spiking over the holidays, attributing the increase to these additional stresses. While building awareness of domestic violence and support for victims is helpful, the data just doesn’t always back up this kind of coverage and it neglects to tell the whole story. An Overly Simplistic Narrative It’s tempting to make the connection between stress, ... Read More