According the the Cycle of Power and Control seen in my previous post here, financial abuse is part of physically and emotionally abusive relationships. WomensLaw.org defines it as making or attempting to make a person financially dependent, e.g., maintaining total control over financial resources and withholding access to money, are some forms of financial abuse (also called economic abuse). Below is information on how to recognize financial abuse:
This entails keeping the woman pregnant just about every year of the relationship which can prevent her from seeking or keeping employment. Between doctor’s appointments, child care and housework she may be unable to obtain or maintain employment. The financial abuser often uses guilt to deter her from wanting to do anything without the kids or may call her a bad mother.