Friday, April 3, 2009

Economic or Financial Abuse

Since we are talking about abuse. I want to bring our attention to Economic or financial abuse.

What is economic or financial abuse of a spouse or domestic partner?
Economic or financial abuse includes:
  • withholding economic resources such as money or credit cards
  • stealing from or defrauding a partner of money or assets
  • exploiting the intimate partner’s resources for personal gain
  • withholding physical resources such as food, clothes, necessary medications, or shelter from a partner
  • preventing the spouse or intimate partner from working or choosing an occupation

Well from a Grandma prospective, the grocery bill is still the woman's domain and is one of the few places a woman can access cash to create an escape fund if she is being abused.

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