Teenagers who get married typically drop out of high school within a year of getting hitched.This is mostly due to the stress that marriage causes a relationship when getting wedded as an adolescent, also because most teenage marriages are often forced due to the ever-growing problem of teen pregnancy.I graduated from university during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC).As school students, we’re told that a university education is the golden ticket to a future we can’t grasp yet.Financial abuse, while less commonly understood, is one of the most powerful methods of keeping a survivor trapped in an abusive relationship and deeply diminishes her ability to stay safe after leaving an abusive relationship.Research indicates that financial abuse is experienced in 98% of abusive relationships and surveys of survivors reflect that concerns over their ability to provide financially for themselves and their children was one of the top reason for staying in or returning to a battering relationship.
The forms of financial abuse may be subtle or overt but in in general, include tactics to limit the partner’s access to assets or conceal information and accessibility to the family finances.
Financial abuse along with emotional, physical and sexual abuse, manipulation, intimidation and threats are all intentional tactics used by an abuser aimed at entrapping the partner in the relationship.
In some abusive relationships, financial abuse is present throughout the relationship and in other cases financial abuse becomes present when the survivor is attempting to leave or has left the relationship.
Not everyone is present enough to see through it all, but the whole job/money and ego/identity crisis is a big illusion that men suffer from.
I’m not saying that guys should be cheap, but you and I both know that the amount of money a guy spends on a date isn’t going to change how you feel about him in your heart.
I’m going to make the assumption that this isn’t a ploy on his part to go on “cheap dates”.