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Signs of 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.


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Elements of a healthy financial relationship

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