Linh is a 30 year old woman from Vietnam. She and Jón are married and have 2 children at preschool age. She found it hard to move alone from her home country 5 years ago and knows few people in this country. She does not speak English but her Icelandic is okay.

At first, Jón made sure she would not get bored but after he lost his job, he started drinking more and his mood became heavier. It seems like it does not matter what Linh does, Jón finds faults with it. One time when Linh is on her way out to meet other moms from the preschool, when Jón blocks the doorway and does not allow her to leave.

Is this abuse?