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