Who Says Financial Abuse Has to Be Romantic? 10 Signs You're in a Financially-Abusive Relationship With Friends and Family

October 19, 2014 8:56 PM

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Who Says Financial Abuse Has to Be Romantic? 10 Signs You're in a Financially-Abusive Relationship With Friends and Family

We've learned that domestic violence victims typically stay in abusive relationships for two reasons: fear and finances. And before most suffer physical abuse, they'll find themselves suffering from financial abuse without even realizing it.

In a romantic relationship, financial abuse might look like the abuser telling you what you can or cannot buy. It might look like forcing you to share a joint bank account, but then limiting your access to the account or even taking out loans or lines of credit using your name and social security nu...

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