The violence went on for nine months. . . . By the end, the beatings were happening weekly, sometimes three times a week. . . . It always went on in front of the kids. . . . My daughter still asks, 'Why'd papa try to break your arms and legs?'. . . I left France when I realized after nine months that there was nothing I could do there to stop the violence.
Merle H. Weiner,
International Child Abduction and the Escape from Domestic Violence,
69 Fordham L. Rev. 593
Available at: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/flr/vol69/iss2/6