As with all forms of abuse, it occurs across all socio-economic, educational and racial and ethnic groups.
As with other forms of abuse, financial abuse may begin subtly and progress over time.
"He used to make so many of these jokes," she recalls.
When they started getting serious, there were enough red flags about his financial health that she even postponed the wedding for a year until she felt that he'd become more fiscally responsible.
Has a "money-is-no-object" approach Splurging on flowers or dinner once in a while is nice (and often typical in the early stages of a relationship), but you want to watch out for a guy or gal who never looks at the receipt before handing over his or her credit card.