Connecticut football fans may have heard that several NFL players from one team have been having an apparently rough summer so far. One was suspended for controlled substance violations and another, safety Tavon Wilson, has been sued over an alleged domestic violence incident. The situation is complicated as police reports don't exactly line up with the allegations contained in the lawsuit.
There are various types of relationships, many of which can be quite complicated. From married couples in Connecticut, to parent/child connections, romantic relationships and siblings or step-family situations, people often struggle to get along. When arguments arise or relationship problems escalate, allegations of a domestic violence incident may be made.
Physical and emotional abuse are serious problems that plague many Connecticut families and others throughout the nation. Countless spouses and children live in fear of domestic violence. Many adults have taken steps to protect themselves and their children, which has often included filing for protection orders against the parties who placed them at risk.
There's no telling how many people in Connecticut have suffered physical and/or mental harm at the hands of their own husbands or wives. Spousal abuse remains a significant concern in many households throughout the nation. A website launched in memory of Sunny von Bulow is one of many resources available that provide information and assistance to victims of domestic violence.
One might think that certain segments of the population are safe from the dangers that can befall other families. However, that is not true when the danger one is considering is domestic violence. Even those charged with protecting others from this serious social problem can place themselves on the wrong side of the law as one Connecticut police officer recently discovered.
In spite of the fact that the family unit has undergone many changes over the past several decades, one thing remains the same -- everyone is entitled to safety and peace of mind no matter the type of family relationship. One of the sad realities of life is that domestic violence remains a problem throughout the nation, and Connecticut is no exception. There are many types of abuse, and victims frequently experience more than one form in an abusive relationship.
Just about every little girl in Connecticut dreams of growing up, meeting Prince Charming and living happily ever after. For some, this fairy tale does appear to become reality; they grow up, marry and grow old with their spouse. For others, this fairy tale quickly turns into a nightmare as the fairy tale ends and domestic violence becomes their reality.
At first everything seems great -- two people meet and decide to date. Sometimes the relationship ends in marriage; sometimes it continues in a less structured format. For most, there are the everyday disagreements that are resolved one way or another. For others, disagreements escalate or perhaps one or both parties become violent. Regardless of wealth or position in society, domestic violence seems to creep into the lives of some Connecticut residents.
Years ago, the typical family consisted of mom, dad and the children. Happy or unhappy, peaceful or arguing, this was the norm. Today's Connecticut family looks very different. As a result of the increase in divorce over the years, there really is no average family. However, almost all families with children have one thing in common – children who desire to be loved and who want to spend time with their parents.
Survivors of abuse and violence in a domestic situation are often accused of making false accusations. Unfortunately, domestic violence is a reality and a massive problem nationwide, including in Connecticut. It is a topic that is often swept under the rug, but recent accusations against a celebrity made headlines that sparked many comments. Several days after filing for divorce from Johnny Depp, Amber Heard filed a motion for a restraining order against her soon-to-be ex-husband, alleging ongoing domestic violence.