Shaky relationships. Seasonal stress. Family drama. Financial pressure. Add some alcohol to the mix and you’ve got a volatile combination that too often leads to increased incidents of domestic violence during the holiday season.

And while the holidays don’t make good relationships go bad, experts say they often add enough stress to turn struggling ones dangerous.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com

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