Family Justice Center in Greensboro sees uptick around the holidays

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- For 25 years, Eileen Martin was in a physically and emotionally abusive marriage.

"There's a lot of that stress and anxiety and fear,” Martin said. "For 25 years, my self-worth was pretty gone."

She says it always got worse around the holidays.

Simple things like driving to visit family would turn violent.

"Getting pulled off the side of the road and basically screamed at," she said.

She says it’s a time of year that's often stressful for families in crisis.


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