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The signs of financial abuse
are more subtle than you think.

One of the most harmful forms of domestic violence is called financial abuse. It is one of the main reasons victims stay in or return to an abusive relationship.

What is financial abuse?

Like all domestic violence, financial abuse is a pattern of abusive behavior used to control and intimidate a partner. It often begins subtly and progresses over time. Below are several ways an abuser may try to take control of their partner's financial resources. Click on each tile to view additional questions that might help you identify if you or a friend are being financially exploited.

Why don't you just leave?

Victims are often trapped in financial captivity. Experience a day in the life of a financial abuse victim and learn why they can't "just leave."

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Elements of a healthy financial relationship

Getting help

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