Another Side of Domestic Violence: Financial Abuse

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Picking Up the Pieces

One of the lesser spoken of aspects of domestic violence is also one that can make it difficult at best once the victim leaves to rebuild their lives. Financial abuse is yet one more trap put in place by abusers to hold their victims hostage. Despite what many on the outside view as a cop-out on the victim’s part, this is a genuine concern, especially when there are children involved, chronic medical conditions, and if the victim lives in an area where resources are scarce.

It is not always easy to find resources to help get back on your feet. In regard to shelter alone, as a woman with no children, the advocate working to help me find a place to go resorted to calling outside the county, because there was no place in my county for me to go. Fortunately for me, my father intervened and gave me shelter…

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