Money can be one method an abuser uses to control and manipulate someone. Abusers may demand control of their partner’s earnings or government benefit payments, or deny her access to money in order to make her wholly dependent on him. Sometimes this financially controlling behavior takes the form of stealing or punishing someone when they spend money. Other times the abuser may directly prevent their partner from being independently financially secure by destroying the victim’s credit rating by running up debt by failing to make payments.
Domestic violence is about an abuser’s need for power over his victim, whether that takes the form of bruises or c
The NNEDV and The Allstate Foundation created a Financial Empowerment Curriculum
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