Imagine that In a rural area lives a family of four. Two adult and two children. The wife is at her third marriage and has a child (girl) from a previous marriage at a age in the range of 12-13. The fourth member of the family is another girl, made between those who are married, younger than her sister. Now, the husband is alcoholic and beats the mother and her child while he dotes on his own child. The mother had a poor (or zero) education and was repetately hit by her husband. At a previous time, she ran to her parents, but came back. She isn't employed but is a hard working wife: she plowed the vinyard (few meters), took care of the house, domestic animals (turkeys, goats ...) and is of petite/little stature. Now, the older child saied to school: "my mother doesn't love me, my 'adoptive' father doesn't care about me, he gives sweets to my sister hiding from me'. She also was hit and even put, by her 'adoptive' father with her head in the toilet. The father is employed and has a relative good economic situation: he build a pretty big house, is employed. At some point if time, when the wife was repetately abused - hit and asked for help, a neighbour jumped to her defense but.. He was fined for passing the limits for private property. Nowdays, the 'family' still continues. No one made a plea to the authorities, no one denounced/announced the authorities about the situation of that child/mother, about their abuse. Now, how do you see this case/what are your toughts on this case? You can 'imagine', explain their physichology, social circumstances, education.. To sum up, your toughs on this subject are? 1. Why did that woman continue to remain with her current husband? 2. Why no one made a plea? 3. What could be the 'motivation' of that 'father'? 4. What are the possible consequences on the mental health of the mother/children? 5. If there were to be a divorce, would there be social repercusions? And so on.