"There's so many things that abusers come up with as ways to

"There's so many things that abusers come up with as ways to control you,” Land tells Teen Vogue, and financial abuse is key to isolating victims.

Common forms of financial abuse include taking money without permission, controlling bank accounts, running up debt, credit card fraud, hiding assets, and preventing someone from making money or money-related decisions. Surveys show nearly all domestic violence survivors experience financial abuse and the top reason that survivors stay with abusers is because they cannot afford to leave."

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Wow, yes, my father played dirty while divorcing my mother and made sure financially she limped away.

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@CKBlossom many of us will say the abuse is not physical. Leaving someone, often with dependent children, destitute is physical. :frowning: