Economic Abuse: What is It?

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Economic Abuse: What is It?

Economic abuse is often overlooked in the midst of other types of abuse. However, it is real and exists in families. Below are some things you can look for in economically abusive relationships.

1) Refuses to buy necessities (i.e. clothing, food, bedding)
2) Hoards or refuses to share money or other assets
3) Controls all bank accounts
4) Restricts your budget
5) Reviews how your money is spent
6) Steals from your account
7) Manipulates you to give you them access to your accounts
8) Controls your access to transportation
9) Doesn't allow credit card access
10)Puts all accounts in their name and limits your access to the account
11)Puts bills in your name and doesn't pay them
12)Refuses to give you personal or discretionary money
13)Confiscates monetary gifts



6/29/2007 3:53:02 AM
Richard said:

I Just Wanted To Say That I Am Abused In Many Ways,But 5 Of Those Listed Above, Are the Worst. Men Are Abused Too.But It Is Never Told Because They Keep It All Inside Of Them. For Fear Of Ridicule!

7/2/2007 7:22:10 AM
Cat said:

This identifies monetary abuse quite well. Do you have any pointers on how to rise above this and stand up to it all?

11/24/2007 7:52:08 PM
Debbie said:

Economic abuse is also defined by the husband refusing to allow the wife to attend college. Refusing to cooperate with the wife when she wants to hire a sitter for the children while she attends school and studies. Refusing to hire a sitter and refusing to cooperate when the wife takes a job.

9/5/2009 9:47:04 PM
alexis said:

my husband does this all the time (almost every one of those listed above). I haven't been paid any money since February 2009 - it is now September 2009. And when I say ANY, I mean ANY. No grocery money, nothing. I either go without or have to ask him (like a child) to which most times he will say NO he's not going to buy what I want (and of course, I can't, because I don't have the money). This extends to important things like prescription medicine (mine has to be paid for bc I don't have insurance - but he has insurance and gets his for free). I dont think he loves me and I'm beginning to hate my life.

9/20/2011 1:33:41 AM
pratibha said:

Absolute NAKED TRUTH of so called marriage!!!


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