The Cost of Leaving an Abusive Relationship
The California Sunday Magazine
"I would take out $40, $50 at a time and put it in this duffel bag."
Lisa Mecham 💙
“I tried to open the new bank account at our credit union. They said I needed to bring my ex into the bank to close our existing account. I was like, “My life is in danger.” They were like, “That’s not our problem.” Brave women, broken systems.
The Marshall Project
"I realized I am not in a relationship. I am in a prison. But I didn’t know how to get out of it. He had trackers on my car. He had trackers on my phone. I couldn’t even take my daughter on a walk by herself." More at
"Many domestic violence cases have an element of what researchers call economic abuse, or attacks on a victim’s self-sufficiency. "
Thanks for posting this,
Interesting contrast: a rich woman and a poor woman each escaping from an abusive relationship