Economic abuse refers to using money as a mean of controlling the abused person. The abused person doesn’t have any saying in how the money is spent or saved. You are economically abused if your partner gives you an allowance and make you ask for money every time that you need it. You are abused if you are made to account for every penny you get. You are abused if your partner let’s you know that the work that you do at home has no financial value. You are abused if your partner steals money from you or forges your signature on your cheque(s) or credit card(s). You are abused if you are not allowed to work and you want to. You are abused if you work and your partner expects you to give him/her your entire pay cheque. You are abused if although you live in a comfortable house, have good clothing, and even a nice car, you have no control whatsoever over the monies coming in and going out.