18. Belittling Your Professional Accomplishments
In a healthy relationship, both partners should be trying to lift the other up. After all, we should want our spouses to keep getting better and better, right? So if your partner is constantly trying to make you feel stupid, unsuccessful, or generally not good enough, this is emotionally abusive behavior. It is also a form of financial abuse, because if you have the most important person in your life telling you that you “can’t” get a certain job because you are “not good enough”, it will most likely mean that you will never get financial autonomy.