For couples on the cusp of divorce, it doesn't take much for a minor argument to get out of hand. A terse exchange can quickly devolve into shouting, shoving and potentially something more serious.
Fans of the ABC television series "Scandal" were saddened and shocked when they recently learned that actor Columbus Short will not return for the next season of the show. While Short recently confirmed and issued a brief statement about his departure from the show, rumors are swirling as to whether he was fired or asked to resign in light of recent domestic assault allegations.
In a travesty of justice, a man who attempted to hire a hit-man to kill his now-ex-girlfriend is out of prison after a mere nine months. He states the he loves her to death, but she has a restraining order against him, so his love will have to remain unrequited.
The United States Senate recently reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark federal law aimed at protecting women from domestic violence. However, the legislation has stalled in the House, which has led some to criticize lawmakers for failing to pass this important law.
The end of a marriage is rarely easy for any of the parties involved. Each spouse must deal with financial stress, his or her own emotions regarding the relationship and, in some cases, the needs of the couple's children.
Since U.S. Representative Todd Akin of Missouri said the female body will work to prevent pregnancy in "legitimate rapes," the news has been abuzz with stories from women who were raped and made the tough choice to carry their children to term.