Financial abuse is a type of domestic abuse. It’s a form of control and a violation of a person’s resources.
Financial abuse can be when a loved one takes money from you and gaslights you about it, or it can be when a partner restricts access to all financial resources.
Most cases aren't so severe. Sometimes financial abuse can be so insidious because the abused doesn't realize it's happening or has been led to believe it's normal
-Being forced to pay someone's bills because they refuse -Using all your money towards living expenses while your partners buys what they want - Having to ask for money for basic necessities
The elderly are uniquely susceptible to being abused financially, as are children. Anyone can be a victim of financial abuse.
If you are a victim of financial abuse, help is available. Call the domestics abuse hotline.