Running Head: ABUSE CYCLE
Assuming there was abuse occurring prior to the death of Yeardley Love, hypothesize
how it may have been difficult for a counsellor to assess and identify this abuse.
Yeardley Love and George Huguely have been lovers for about six years before the breakup.
George Huguely was an alcohol drug addict and was convicted severally for public
intoxication. His addiction to alcohol finally saw him killing his love, something that has cost
It was possible to stop Love’s death incidence if investigations were earlier done, but it may
have been difficult for a counselor to identify any case of domestic violence because of the
Huguely involved himself in many cases of alcohol and drug abuse up to a point where he
was arrested having alcohol at his young age. Also, Huguely had involved himself in many
cases of felonies, sexual harassment and even threatening to kill a police officer something
that was taken lightly. Such information was also not recorded which could have formed part
of his public profile. Despite that, many of such cases were not taken into consideration with
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