The Rise of Relationship Abuse
In this time of isolation and social distancing, we could use all the help we can get to maintain healthy relationships—even the ones we’re quarantined with. An article in the NY Times claims that domestic abuse has risen worldwide since the outbreak of COVID-19, largely due to such close proximities and zero distractions.
“During the epidemic, we were unable to go outside, and our conflicts just grew bigger and bigger and more and more frequent,” expressed one interviewee to the outlet. “Everything was exposed.” A second interviewee said that she no longer has any form of privacy, not even in the bathroom and that she feels trapped in her own home.