Dear President Trump,

As a marriage and family counselor, I tend to view politicians and their policies in terms of their impact on families.

Before you took office, the horrible unemployment rate meant disgruntled, unhappy men home all day with nothing to do. Feeling powerless, they sought to exert power in the one place available--the home--and the result was a huge increase in wife abuse and child abuse.

Loss of work often also means loss of self-esteem and increased drinking to mask feelings of inadequacy, perhaps other drugs if they can be procured. More family chaos.

I have policemen friends and am aware of the statistics on their calls to homes for domestic disturbances during economic downturn before you took office. Policemen must give children five minutes to pack their belongings in a bag before taking them to a safe place because parents are verbally and physically engaged in destroying one another.

Thanks to you, our economy is stronger. Many men and women are off unemployment rolls. Our stronger stock market means thriving business economy with more employment opportunities to come. Those who haven’t found jobs yet are filled with hope. Hope is huge and healing!

You’ve stood up to international bullies and restored the dignity of being American.

You, President Trump, your policies and the capable people you surround yourself with made this happen. American families and we who work on their behalf are very grateful.

JUDITH ROLFS

Fontana

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