created at: 2010-12-16The news has come fast and furious lately. Possible domestic abuse murder in Chelsea. Domestic violence murder-suicides in Waltham, Westborough, Dedham, and in the western part of the state. Domestic violence-related double murder and then suicide in Lynnfield.

How can we possibly absorb so much violent news, let alone imagine how someone could pick up a knife or a gun or even his or her own hands and make the decision to deliberately take the life of the person that, married or not, he or she has promised to love and cherish. It is on the one hand inconceivable, and yet again, we know this scenario too well. Barraged with the details of so many innocent deaths, the tragic and often shocking results of domestic abuse are overwhelming for all of us.

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