It is usually acknowledged that financial issues are insignificant in a relationship. When it comes to partnerships, there is no such thing as “my money” or “your money.” It is instead shared between the partners. However, in today’s world, both partners must be financially comfortable and self-sufficient. Couples must handle money together in the covid-era, when everyone’s job security is at stake. However, if one person goes out of their way to gain control of the other partner’s money, this is not a healthy sign. As a result, here are a few indicators that your partner has too much power over your money.
1. Access denial
It is cause for concern if your partner does not give you free access to your money. In a relationship, being unable to access your own money or assets when you need them is a major red flag.
2. You wasting money irritates them.
You have a problem if you spend money on yourself for entertainment, shopping, or food and your partner becomes angry. Don’t feel bad about spending money on yourself. However, if it enrages your partner, you should talk about it.
3. Extensive spending oversight
A spouse who demands a full expense report of marital finances, receipts, and descriptions of your spending desires complete control over your money. This is one of the most obvious indications of financial exploitation.
4. He/she provides you a stipend
Remember that you are not a youngster who should be given pocket money every month. It is not acceptable if your partner provides you a stipend. Always keep in mind that marital assets remain marital assets. You have the right to spend marital funds as long as you do so in a healthy and communicative manner.
5. They want reimbursement.
When you buy home expenditures with marital cash, it is completely wrong for the partner to demand payback. Furthermore, there have been various instances when some spouses have demanded interest on marital funds that must be repaid! It’s ludicrous, and you shouldn’t be in such a marriage.
6. They use two sets of standards.
A financially abusive partner may make a large purchase with your combined funds while not allowing you to spend a single dime on yourself. This suggests that your abusive partner can’t bear the concept of you accomplishing something good for yourself that goes beyond them.