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Financial Abuse – The Assistant of Domestic Violence – By Yvonne Sam

In keeping with the International Day of Violence against Women.

Financial Abuse – The Assistant of Domestic Violence

By Yvonne Sam

Opinion - commentary -analysisWhen the word domestic violence is used or thought about, the general public usually thinks of physical abuse that gives rise to visible injuries to the victim. Sadly, this is only one type of abuse. There are several categories of domestic abuse, each of which carries its own calamitous consequences.  Lethality involved with physical abuse certainly places the victim at greater risk, but the long term annihilation of individuality that goes along with the other forms of abuse is truly significant and cannot be attenuated.  In essence and truth, or better still harsh reality, the physical, mental, and emotional consequences are well known, but less so are the financial costs of domestic violence.      Continue reading