We have all seen someone appearing now and then with a bruise or two which just cannot be explained. Indeed, those in the throes of this kind of situation will often make ludicrous attempts at covering up the crime just to keep the peace. Keeping the peace does not last very long, of course, but the protestations of the perpetrator are usually taken very seriously and this is how the cycle continues for as long as it does.
What a lot of people who are in this kind of situation do not know is that this behavior only gets worse without treatment. It often takes the words of a doctor or specialist to wake up the victim to what may happen in the future if this problem is not taken care of properly.
For example, a newly wedded wife, unaware that her husband had problems with alcohol, thought that her marriage was a good one. Pretty soon into the marriage she noticed his attitude towards alcohol and the need for him always to be joining friends almost every night for drinks. This went on for some time until he started spending nights away from home simply because he was too drunk to make it back to the home.
Inevitably, she started to question him closely on why the absences from the home and work too since they were running their own business which he rarely attended. When he did, it was merely to steal some cash to go out and get more alcohol again. Of course, this started endless arguments and eventually he started to push her around. After this it was the occasional slap with more serious injuries following on in the next few months.
Every time she went to the hospital for broken bones or stitches, she met the same doctor who showed her research stating that she was on a downward trend and the eventual outcome would certainly be death at the hands of this out of control person.
Anyone who is in the situation that this man is in will inevitably be arrested and charged one day. Although there is no excuse for his behavior, some courts will allow him out if he gets court appointed treatment for his alcohol problems and obvious temper control. However, he will certainly need the help of an expert in the court to broker such a deal.