Those who think that domestic violence only affects people of a certain socioeconomic class are quite mistaken. In fact, such violence often occurs in families of the affluent in Colorado and all over the country, but many never know it.
How many times have you heard the stereotypes? "My wife is a nag." "My husband is lazy and doesn't listen to me." Nagging can be annoying to both the person doing it and the person on the receiving end. But some say nagging can be as damaging to a marriage as adultery, and can cause couples to grow apart and divorce.
Supermodel and mega-celebrity Heidi Klum and her husband, Seal, are apparently saying, "Auf Wiedersehen." According to various reports, the couple is splitting up after several years of marriage.
People who think they can move away to avoid paying child support to an ex-spouse might be mistaken. Sadly, it's not all that uncommon for people to cross state lines so local police won't go after them for failing to pay child support. But if they rack up a big enough bill, federal officials can step in.
In the age of the Internet, everything is faster. We can read about news the minute it happens. We can order a package and have it delivered the next day. We can even order a quick delivery of pizza or groceries.
A computer problem in another state is making headlines in Colorado and all over the nation. It seems an upgrade to a state's computer system caused a delay in child support payments to parents who needed them, and they weren't even notified directly of the problem. Many discovered it for themselves.
One Colorado woman knows firsthand what it's like to experience domestic violence. She was kidnapped by her boyfriend after she tried to break up with him. He beat her, causing her to suffer a broken rib, she says. The incident naturally led to other problems.
A case in another state made national headlines due to an estranged spouse's bizarre and dangerous behavior. The extreme domestic violence caused a man to be sentenced to 70 years in prison.
Back in 2001, a Colorado state lawmaker attempted to introduce a bill that would require divorcing parents to undergo counseling prior to getting a divorce. Dr. Laura Schlessinger was invited to support the bill, which made it even more controversial. Without support on both sides of the aisle, the bill went nowhere.