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 take many forms. it can be when a loved one consistently takes money from you and gaslights you about it, and on the extreme side 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 subsidize someone's life because they won't pay their bills -Using all your money towards living expenses while your partners gets toys, vacations, and builds a savings - Having to ask for money for basic necessities for yourself or children -Being excluded from financial decisions
It's not just romantic partnerships that experience financial abuse. 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.