May 29, 2020

What keeps you up at night?

That would be the neighbors.

During this time of the pandemic, more domestic violence has been reported in my town and especially at the apartment that I'm staying at.

The town has a special task group set up to address and deal with the sharp spike in domestic violence. Husbands beating wives, wives abusing husbands, abuse of the children, abuse of the foreign domestic workers employed to work in the families, these cases are on the rise.

Because the apartments are built right next to each other, when a couple fights, the voices literally echoes for a few blocks. Even if you were staying in one of the higher floors, you can hear it too.

It doesn't help that there are many young families in this area. These young families are the ones who are fighting at night. The reason for their fights are probably having to do with one of them being out of job, the stress of handling both work and kids at home etc.

It's sad. The children are probably very scared and affected by all that is happening.

Written by Seraphim

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Posted On May 30, 2020

Yeah I've heard there were more cases of domestic violence and divorces going on during lock down, probably people tired of seeing each other all the time. As they say, familiarity breeds contempt. Haven't had that happen in my household though. What the heck do people fight about? I seriously have no clue to the reasoning that ends up in a beating. People aren't cheating on each other, they aren't gambling all the money away, cheating by going to strip clubs, etc. What the heck do people fight about? I can't wrap my head around what kind of drama causes the spike in such events, makes no sense.

Posted On May 30, 2020

@JustMegawatt I cannot understand it either, sometimes, they speak in their native languages. I can probably venture a guess that while some of us deal with the issues of having to stay home and work from home, others might not have a good self-coping mechanism or support structure to handle the stress that is happening.

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