Allan and Janice had been married for 8 years. They had two children and nearly everyone thought they were happily married. But Janice didn’t think so. Allan often became violent with her and the children after he had been drinking alcohol. She couldn’t trust him with the children and often he spent all the family’s money on liquor. Janice felt she had to have some time to herself to sort out the problems. Their marriage counselor suggested Allan and Janice live apart for a few weeks.