3 Common Signs of Economic Abuse

Economic abuse affects domestic violence victims’ employment, housing, and financial security even after they have left the abusive relationship. In fact, 7 out of 8 women who return to abusers do so because financial pressures they face as a result of economic abuse.

Know the Signs of Economic Abuse

  • Keeping you on a strict budget or allowance to prevent you from leaving.
  • Restricting your ability to obtain or keep a job, including harassing you at work.
  • Running up debt on your credit cards to ruin your credit.

To learn more about economic abuse or to get help, please visitwww.urinyc.org or call (800) 621–4673.


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