In Dangerous Relationships, There’s Often A Second Nasty Secret In Play

With all the stories about domestic abuse we've heard lately, I've been thinking about the ways abusers keep their victims from getting away. Obviously, limiting access to money is a big one. Abusers do this in all kinds of ways, from controlling household finances to sabotaging the victim's job. It's nasty stuff.Now actress Kerry Washington introduces Purple Purse, a program that provides a forum for discussing this problem and for working out solutions.

In Dangerous Relationships, There’s Often A Second Nasty Secret In Play

If you'd like to know more about financial abuse, check out the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

This article originally appeared on 04.13.18

Teens have a knack for coming up with clever ways to rage against the system.

When I was in high school, the most notorious urban legend whispered about in hallways and at parties went like this: A teacher told his class that they were allowed to put "anything" on a notecard to assist them during a science test. Supposedly, one of his students arrived on test day with a grown adult at his side — a college chemistry major, who proceeded to stand on the notecard and give him answers. The teacher was apparently so impressed by the student's cunning that he gave him a high score, then canceled class for the rest of the week because he was in such a good mood.

Of course, I didn't know anyone who'd ever actually try such a thing. Why ruin a good story with reality — that pulling this kind of trick would probably earn you detention?

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