Any person who is subject to psychological or physical abuse in a relationshiop can seek help at one of Sweden's women shelters, or reach a contact person at a municipality.
But during holiday season the wheels of bureacracy grind a little slower.
"There are problems at this time of year. Women can't get in touch with a lawyer, the police or a case worker. But these cases are as acute now as they are during the rest of the year. These men don't hit less in the summer," Cecilia Backman, manager of the women's shelter in Lund told Dagens Nyheter.