Examples of financial abuse in a relationship

Financial abuse involves exerting control over a partner’s finances to maintain power, manipulate and control. Examples include:

Controlling finances: This can involve limiting a partner’s access to their own earnings, bank accounts, or credit cards.

Work or education sabotage- Preventing a partner from working or furthering their education to maintain financial dependence.

Financial monitoring – Constantly tracking and scrutinising every penny spent.

Forced Debt – Taking out loans or credit cards in the partner’s name without their consent.

Stealing money or assets – Taking money, property, or valuables without permission.

Forcing financial dependence – Making a partner solely reliant on the abuser for all financial needs.

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