Linh is a thirty year old woman from Vietnam. She and Jón are married and have two children at preschool age. She found it hard to move alone from her home country five years ago and knows few people in this country. She doesn’t speak English but has become quite good in Icelandic.

Jón was good about watching that she wouldn’t get bored but after Jón lost his job he started drinking more and his mood became heavier. It seems like it doesn’t 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 Jón stands threatening in her way in the doorway and doesn’t allow her to get out.

Is this abuse?