To explore a manager's handling of and responsibility for a potentially dangerous domestic situation within his/her company. Does a manager have a responsibility to intervene when employees have difficulty in their personal lives? How should a manager approach a personal situation in the workplace that is potentially explosive? How does one define the boundaries of his/her responsibility when work and potential domestic issues collide? The case provides a good opportunity to practice perspective taking and seeing situations from several different viewpoints, as well as an opportunity to practice building strategies for effective intervention, as well as an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each potential strategy.