Financial abuse happens when someone uses money or things relating to money to hurt, scare or control you. Someone who is financially abusive might also use things you own, or things you both own, to cause problems for you.
There may be a pattern to the behaviour that happens again and again. Sometimes other types of abuse are going on at the same time. If this kind of abuse is being used to scare and control you it may be domestic and family violence.
Financial abuse can be a form of domestic or family violence. If you or someone you know is experiencing financial abuse it's OK to ask for help.
Financial abuse can happen in any relationship, including with:
None of these people has the right to force or pressure you into letting them control your money or the things you own.