First I began to withdraw my participation in activities and helping with projects at the church. By the time I left home I outright argued with the priest. In our house, that was a major error.
When people experience financial abuse, it might include someone they trust withholding money as a means of manipulation. When we were young our parents with threaten to withhold our fifty cent allowance if all of our chores weren’t done. At some point it can be abusive.
Adult relationships might be to argue over money or challenging the right for one partner to spend on specific items. It is considered abuse if one of the parties involved feels a negative emotion from the experience.
Many working couples began to keep separate accounts and had a shared household account. Then they never had to ask permission or explain why they had spent funds. It is a much better solution to the potential problem.
Not everyone is aware when they are in an abusive relationship. There are times when it begins in a subtle manner and then escalates over the years. But it is so gradual the person being abused understands they feel uncomfortable but they also feel trapped and unable to change their situation.
The more work there is to inform those who are in abusive relationships they must take a stand to overcome their situation, the more people will be saved further are not acceptable under any circumstance. The best possible solution to living in a household where someone feels abused is to find a way to change their environment, get help and work on a way of healing from the experience.