Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Given the recent events in the media regarding domestic violence, it’s pertinent that we know all the ways that it can happen to women AND men. More often than not, a woman is directly affected, and has to put on a face to the world that says that everything is okay. Not fair.
Did you know that domestic violence affects one in four women in their lifetime? That’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Most people think only of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence. Yet, financial abuse happens in 98 percent of all cases of domestic violence and is one of the most powerful ways to control a survivor. Financial abuse includes things like running up overdraft fees in a bank, calling a job until the employee is released from their job, or holding on to ALL of the money. It’s very unfortunate, and an often overlooked form of domestic violence because there may not be any “visible” bruises.