FINANCIAL abuse is a common but invisible form of domestic violence that can occur.
It can be defined as controlling access to resources such as food, clothing or transport.
Abusers use this as a tool to gain power and control over an individual in a relationship.
It also involves denying an individual’s right to financial freedom and independence. Below are some examples of abuse:
- Being forced to justify your spending and preventing you from working or studying
- Demanding your salary to be deposited into their account
- Being coerced to apply for loans or make debt
- Refusing to pay child support
- Using your money without your knowledge
- Controlling the finances
This form of abuse has long-term effects on survivors such as ruined credit, legal issues that hamper independence while affecting their security and safety. The fear of homelessness and poverty keeps survivors in such relationships.
Relationships get stronger when both partners understand their strengths and accommodate each other!
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