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The Common Couple Violence: A Personal Experience

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• A friend of mine had experienced conflict with her significant other, and it escalated into violence. They were experiencing the common couple violence. She withheld information from him, with the fear of hurting his feelings, and eventually the boyfriend found out and it escalated from there. While I was not there at the time it started, I received a phone call to come act as a mediator. I do believe that my friends conflict was caused by the chilling effect, which is caused by avoidance and the element of fear. The two ended up verbally abusing each other as I was standing there. The conflict was managed by the boyfriend leaving the house and I could talk to her alone. I feel the conflict was managed the right way by him leaving, instead

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