There has been an increasing trend of foreign brides and Singaporean women entering into marriages that ended up abusive. The abuse does not happen overnight, and goes beyond physical abuse. The abuse happens gradually due to circumstantial reasons, with couples entering into marriages for the wrong reasons. Most of these women, either bear the abuse (e.g. for their child’s sake), or end up helpless, as they do not have the ability to be self-sufficient. In such cases, not only the women suffer, but the children too. When one person is hurt, the whole family suffers. It is already a societal problem, just that many are not aware of it.