I have a friend who called a cop because he was almost hit by his partner due to being drunk and come home having an argument all the time. And they have kids, everyone was panic because they cannot handle the drunk man. When her husband hit the wall where his wife in front of her, that's when someone called a cop. In New Zealand, even if you are verbally abuse, worst is physically abuse, you have the right as a woman to raise your voice and complain. Lot's of women are being abuse here, verbally,emotionally and most of all physically. Women has the right to raise her rights and protect herself from death. It's not easy to get away from abusive relationship nor keeping yourself away from it especially if you have children involves.