The hidden red flag of domestic violence

Photography: Damian Bennett; Styling: Kelly Hume; Hair: Richard Kavanagh; Make-up: Naomi McFadden.Source:BodyAndSoul

“While it’s now widely acknowledged that domestic and family violence that manifests in a physical form is abhorrent, and comes with legal ramifications in keeping with its capacity to destroy lives, our understanding of a less obvious form of abuse is yet to catch up. I’m speaking of financial abuse – a sinister and potentially lethal means by which a person seeks to control their partner in an insidious and often dangerous way.

To help shine a light on this frequently misunderstood form of domestic abuse, Body+Soul is uncovering the heart-wrenching stories of Australians who have been directly affected by this – and to share their tales of survival as well as impart practical advice to help others.” – Sarrah Le Marquand, editor-in-chief Body+Soul and StellarFull Story >>>

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Always consider your personal circumstances before acting on financial advice. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency or if you’re not feeling safe, always call 000.

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